NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?
myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Wed Sep 5 20:44:35 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 15:06 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> The drivers return a 32-byte array containing arbitrary values to
> NetworkManager, which is technically correct. It's up to NM and
> userspace to deal with this somehow. 802.11 specifies nothing about
> encoding or anything other than a max length of 32 bytes.
Right-o. And it's probably only chance coincidence that most wireless
dev manufacturers allowed text input for the ESSID (or maybe it was a
common stroke of brilliance).
At any rate, because of a lack of specification, we have to deal with
partial chaos (a recurring theme. Yay well-written specs!).
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