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Title: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: luca123 on December 28, 2009, 01:30:48 pm
Hi! I think I found a strange bug.

While I was chatting with a friend, another contact told me that he received two messages sent by me.
I didn't write him, but he received two emoticons from me!

I'm sure it's not my fault, because I didn't open the contact list, so I couldn't open a new conversation.

I'm using SVN 11864 on Linux (Arch Linux). My active plugins are: "Inkdraw", "Tic Tac Toe" and "Nudge".


Thank you in advance, and sorry for my bad English.


Title: Emoticons are sent to another user
Post by: kakaroto on December 29, 2009, 04:49:31 am
Hi,
this isn't making sense.. maybe you had sent him an offline message a long time ago and you forgot.. and he just got online and received your offline message.. maybe it was just a 'late' message send after he said "bye" in your previous conversation, and you thought he got it but in fact it went as an offline message...


Title: Emoticons are sent to another user
Post by: luca123 on December 29, 2009, 11:40:54 am
I think this isn't making sense too!  :lol:

I've never wrote him a message via aMSN, but he received the exact same two emoticons that I had just sent to another contact.

I tried to open the protocol log, but a lot of incoming messages had already deleted the mysterious part.

It's such a strange thing...  :(


Title: Emoticons are sent to another user
Post by: arantes on December 30, 2009, 05:08:12 pm
My guess : cosmic rays =D


Title: Emoticons are sent to another user
Post by: luca123 on December 30, 2009, 09:03:02 pm
It happened again!

I remember that some days ago I've deleted some "cache" folders in ~/.amsn... but I don't think that this is the problem.
I'll try with a new profile...


Title: Re: Emoticons are sent to another user
Post by: raphoun on December 31, 2009, 12:48:14 am
God i juste have the same bug with a text message!


There is really a fucking bug!


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: luca123 on December 31, 2009, 01:06:33 am
Happend again with a text message!  :(

raphoun, which version of aMSN are you using?

I'll wait for the bug to be triaged, in the meantime I'm moving to "emesene".


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: kakaroto on January 01, 2010, 01:32:05 pm
Hi all again..
ok, seems it's happening to many people here.. an aMSN developer had the issue recently too... I'm guessing that the bug isn't from aMSN but rather a server bug that mixes up switchboard (user to user connection on which you chat). you send the message to the switchboard and it sends it to the right person.. maybe the switchboard servers are getting mixed up or something..
we would need status and protocol logs of when it happens to make sure we can investigate this more and confirm the problem... but the reason why I think it could be a problem with the servers is that we never, ever had an issue like that, and all of a sudden, it started happening 3 days ago for a bunch of different people with different versions of aMSN, and without the users upgrading or modifying their amsn in any way.. so would it start happening all of a sudden to multiple people at the same time ? server issue...


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: Per on January 04, 2010, 05:49:03 am
Hi,

I got the same problem two weeks ago (svn 11862).
then I turned back to svn 11843, and the problem never happen again.

I'll send the logs when I have them. :)


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: ElCynico on January 05, 2010, 03:10:56 pm
I can confirm this as a server-side bug. Yesterday I was chatting with a WLM user and few of her - well, confidential - messages were sent to me as well as the other user. Creates quite amusing situations, have to admit. :D


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: kakaroto on January 05, 2010, 09:16:00 pm
Thanks for confirming it's server side! :)


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: afv on January 07, 2010, 11:01:02 pm

This happened to me at least on 21.Dec.09 and on 30.Dec.09.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: the98 on January 08, 2010, 04:41:10 pm
I don't think this is fixed... I updated to the latest svn version yesterday, and I had this problem. I didn't have this problem before with the other svn version that I had (don't remeber which one it was), so I went back 11843 as suggested here.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: luca123 on January 09, 2010, 01:24:54 pm
I've been using Emesene for two weeks now, and I haven't encounter the bug yet.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: afv on January 09, 2010, 05:59:15 pm
I don't think this is fixed... I updated to the latest svn version yesterday, and I had this problem. I didn't have this problem before with the other svn version that I had (don't remeber which one it was), so I went back 11843 as suggested here.

I've been using Emesene for two weeks now, and I haven't encounter the bug yet.

Being a server side problem we can't correct it at aMSN. It's not an aMSN problem.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: kakaroto on January 09, 2010, 08:19:03 pm
arg, I hate it when people don't even take the time to read the answers we give them and they just want to start nagging!!!
THE PROBLEM IS NOT FROM AMSN, IT'S NOT AN AMSN BUG, I DON'T CARE IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH THE SVN REVISION x OR WITH EMESENE OR WITH WHATEVER OTHER CRAPPY CLIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S A BUG IN THE MICROSOFT SERVERS, EVERY CLIENT IN THE WORLD WOULD BE AFFECTED, BUT IT'S RANDOM, AND IT'S RARE, SO IF IT HAPPENED WITH A SPECIFIC SVN REVISION, OR IF IT DIDN'T HAPPEN WITH EMESENE, IT'S ALL A COINCIDENCE!!!!
man, I hate it when I yell, but I don't know how the hell this information could enter into your ears!


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: the98 on January 11, 2010, 12:08:49 am
Wow, man. Don't think I've registered to the forum just so I could nag... I was just reporting that this happened to me recently when I updated. So maybe there was something going on, besides the server issue. I've read the whole topic before registering, but I thought that my comment could have been useful. Guess it wasn't, I'm sorry for that.

Don't get all Super Sayin on us  :D

All jokes aside, I hope there are no hard feelings.

Thanks for your response and your time.

Cheers.

The98


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: luca123 on January 13, 2010, 08:42:54 pm
I know you said that it's a server-side issue, but it thought it was strange since it happened three times in a row using aMSN and never happened using Emesene.

I didn't mean to make you angry. Thank you for your time.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: arantes on January 14, 2010, 01:58:14 am
Maybe Emesene uses an older protocol (I think it does) whose servers which you are on are less buggy than the one you are on with the protocol amsn uses.


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: the98 on January 15, 2010, 01:03:51 am
Same as older aMSN versions? Like 0.99b...


Title: Re: Messages are randomly sent to other users
Post by: arantes on January 16, 2010, 12:15:47 am
0.99b is not an old version, it is not even an actual version (yet). It is the next version of amsn so it is still in developement and changes, evolves everyday. The last 0.99b will be totally different from the first one.
But yes, old versions of amsn like 0.97.2 use old protocol versions, and you can even force new versions of amsn to use old protocols : search the forums.