cvs commit: src/sys/dev/wi if_wi.c
Brian F. Feldman
green at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 4 19:50:21 PST 2003
Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 November 2003 03:47 pm, Brian Feldman wrote:
> > green 2003/11/04 15:47:19 PST
> > FreeBSD src repository
> > Modified files:
> > sys/dev/wi if_wi.c
> > Log:
> > Truly fix the lockup mentioned in 1.153. The PRISM hardware is not
> > capable of functioning in HostAP mode with a zero-length SSID, so
> > use " " if one is not set.
> This depends on the firmware revision. Hopefully you are using the
> hard-learned experiences of the hostap (Linux) foks.
As I was searching earlier today, I saw no specific mention of this
particular bug anywhere. If I find any more specific information on what
PRISM cards it IS safe to allow zero-length SSIDs on, I'll update the
behavior in the driver for it accordingly, but it's safe to say that in any
documented instance of attempting to use a NULL SSID on FreeBSD, it's only a
race that "" is used, and not the status quo.
I'm sure that there's no valid use for an 802.11 network that has "no" SSID.
A valid "no beacon" setting wouldn't be overloading the SSID RID.
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