host_roaming=1 and essid="" incompatibility?

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Mar 21 18:51:32 PDT 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 08:17:40PM +0100, Marco Fiore wrote:

> while playing a little bit with the drivers configuration
> parameters, I encountered the following problem.
> When a combination of 
>  - mode: Managed
>  - essid: Any or ""
>  - host_roaming: 1
> is used, the 
> firmware goes into some strange state
> which causes the system to slow 
> down a lot, up to
> complete lock.

STA firmware seems to be crashing in number of cases where SSID is set
to an empty string. Host AP driver prevents one of these (in Host AP
mode). Looks like host_roaming=1 would then be another one to refuse.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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