NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Wed Sep 5 13:04:22 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 07:48 -0400, 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 always had a '.' in my home SSID and never had a problem


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