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Re: NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?



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.

Dan

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