Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/08/2002 16:48:01
>Please show what the problem is, so we can try to fix it.
>Why does the server need to know the client's character set encoding?  I
>think the client should still check the characters for validness, as we
>are alredy doing with isprint(3).  A malicious server could ignore the
>character set reported by the client (or even worse, use it for choosing
>when to attack).
>It is not any more correct to modify characters that are valid for the
>display of the user (as indicated by the user through choosing a locale
>in his/her environment).

	you don't seem to understand issues with protocol multilingualization.
	why do we need "charset" in MIME content-type?  this is because we need
	peers to agree, or at least understand, encoding usable for each other.
	same goes for fingerd and finger.