NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Sep 5 11:48:02 UTC 2007

Although technically wireless SSIDs have to be alphanumeric, practically
speaking other "asciibetic" characters work fine in MS Windows and MacOS.
Therefore, people use them.

In multiple places I frequent (like, say, my house), iwlist scan will show
one or more SSIDs in the form of a URL, containing ":", ".", and
"/" characters. In these locations, NetworkManager crashes on startup.

Anyone else recognize this behavior? 

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <>

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