NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Christopher Aillon caillon at
Fri Sep 7 16:41:57 UTC 2007

Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> Dan Williams <dcbw at> writes:
>> Well, it's a really tricky problem.  I'd personally do:
>> try UTF-8 validation
>> try validation from the encoding in LANG
>> fall back to a lot of ? for unprintables
> Perhaps asking the user for encoding would make sense.

The whole point of NetworkManager is to just work.  Asking the user for 
anything is not something that should be done unless it is absolutely 
necessary, and the user can be expected to know it.

Asking for encryption keys is a valid thing to ask.  Asking the user to 
be able to know encodings is just insane.  Even I don't know what 
encoding most things fall into.

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