Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 281071
nm_applet dies when it encounters an SSID containing a "/"
Last modified: 2008-04-10 16:44:45 EDT
Description of problem:
If NetworkManager encounters an SSID that is in the form of a URL, like
"http://example.org/" or "http://mattdm.org/", nm-applet crashes immediately.
(Just being exposed to it "in the air" is enough.)
In older versions, the main NetworkManager process also died, but recently it
seems to keep running. However, I'm not sure it's not corrupted -- in order to
restart nm-applet, I must first restart NetworkManagerDispatcher.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
wpa_supplicant 0.5.7-7 (relevant? network is unencrypted.)
100% Every Time, Guaranteed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Come to my house.
2. Turn on your laptop with wireless antenna off.
3. Look, there's the applet happily running but seeing no networks.
4. Move to a part of the house where you can only see the neighbor's net.
5. Turn on the antenna.
6. There's the neighbor's SSID. And maybe another neighbor too.
7. Move back into range of my access point.
My SSID shows up in the little drop-down list; everything works.
Using orinoco_pci, if that matters.
Created attachment 189031 [details]
traceback from crashing nm-applet
I narrowed it down -- it's the forward-slash character, "/", that's causing the
problem. And, duh, in retrospect, this is obvious from the dbus error message
which complains about
Fixed upstream; should filter back to FC7 with the 0.6.6 update when that lands.
*** Bug 277031 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
0.6.6 has been pushed as an F7 update.