NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?
dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Sep 5 17:00:44 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 10:36 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 04:13:29PM +0300, Pekka Pietikainen wrote:
> > Actually 802.11 says SSID's are octet strings of 1-32 bytes, doesn't
> > have to be alphanumeric. If NM barfs on unprintable chars, then it's a bug
> > and should be fixed (Showing unprintable chars using escape codes
> > to the user etc.)
> It's not even unprintable characters -- just punctuation.
> I'm not 100% sure this is the problem, but it seems highly likely given that
> the two places it reliably crashes are the two places iwlist scan shows
> url-formatted ssids.
> And yes, it's certainly a bug -- data literally *floating out there in the
> air* should not crash any program.
Definitely. Can you get a backtrace of where it's crashing? It should
dump output to /var/log/messages, including a backtrace. If that
doesn't work, maybe hooking up to it with gdb would help.
> Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
> Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>
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