NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Pádraig Brady P at
Wed Sep 5 12:36:33 UTC 2007

Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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? 

I had this happen once while travelling on a train.
The Network manager applet crashed.
I could give you details if I knew where
bug buddy stores it's reports.


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