Bug 7670 - Confusing error message when XML-RPC call fails
Summary: Confusing error message when XML-RPC call fails
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-03-26 12:52 CET by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2021-06-08 13:12 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2021-03-26 12:52:03 CET
If the client encounters some error handling XML-RPC requests then it will present the user with the error:

> ThinLinc login failed.
> (The SSH connection succeeded, but the ThinLinc server connection failed.
> Perhaps this server doesn't run a ThinLinc server?

Which isn't really true as we are now at a point where we know we are talking to a ThinLinc system.

This is what's seen in the client log at this point:

> 2021-03-26T12:22:00: ssh[E]: THINLINC-LOGIN: HELLO 4.12.1post
> 2021-03-26T12:22:00: ssh[E]: THINLINC-LOGIN: CONNECTED MASTER
> 2021-03-26T12:22:00: My hardware address is 00D861420289
> 2021-03-26T12:22:00: Calling XML-RPC method 'get_capabilities'

The issue was seen when thinlinc-login had a bug that caused it to crash after getting the request.

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