NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Dan Williams dcbw at
Wed Sep 5 17:01:45 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?

RPM versions, kernel version, wpa_supplicant version, and any changes
you may have made to drivers or whatever could help.  Also, was it NM,
or the applet that died?


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