[Bug 1786397] Re: 2ping crashes on non-encrypted session

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Fri Aug 10 20:20:45 UTC 2018

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  2ping crashes on non-encrypted session

Status in 2ping package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:

   * When 2ping is being run as a non-encrypted session between two
  affected 4.1 releases, within a few minutes the client and/or server
  will crash with "TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not subscriptable" in

   * Clients cannot sustain a 2ping session for more than a few minutes.

   * When configured as a daemon without respawn, this results in a
  denial of service. (Not default in bionic.)

   * SRU fix adds a type check for the encrypted_sessions peer table,
  which is not initialized if no encrypted packets have been received.

   * Fixed in commit 4a636763850bcea590fba6066751d13a36c2b28d
  and included in upstream version 4.1.2.

  [Test Case]

   * In one windows, run `2ping --listen`

   * In another, run `2ping`

   * Wait up to 5 minutes for TypeError.

  [Regression Potential]

   * SRU might not fix issue.

   * SRU fix might break scheduled cleanup of sessions when encryption
  *is* activated, leading to resource exhaustion.

   * SRU fix might break scheduled cleanup of other data unrelated to

   * Patch author has tested these scenarios and cannot reproduce any of

  [Other Info]
   * Originally reported by Github user joe1981alAPR (https://github.com/rfinnie/2ping/issues/5).

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