Catchall example network block?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Aug 20 09:13:37 PDT 2006

> On Saturday 19 August 2006 06:18, Roy Marples wrote:
> > network={
> >         ssid=

> > Note, you don't actually need to have the ssid= line, key_mgmt=NONE is
> > sufficient.

> > This has also highlighted a bug. When this block is used, wpa_cli status
> > does not report an ssid - just can empty string. Would be nice if it filled
> > in the ssid of the AP.

> Does ssid="" do the same thing, but also return the ssid string of AP?

No. All three cases 'ssid=', 'ssid=""', and not including ssid at all
are identical.

> Thats what I've been using in the "connect to any open wlan" network block, 
> and have not noticed the empty string phenomenon that you describe (but have 
> not looked for it often either).

The status information (wpa_cli status) would have shown an empty SSID
in these cases because it reports the value from configuration data.

I added some code for requesting the current SSID from the driver if no
SSID is configured in the network block. This should resolve this with
most drivers.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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