I come across the same problem. and my solution is to use hex instead of normal string.
man ifconfig, you will see: ssid ssid Set the desired Service Set Identifier (aka network name). The SSID is a string up to 32 characters in length and may be speci- fied as either a normal string or in hexadecimal when preceded by `0x'. Additionally, the SSID may be cleared by setting it to `-'. If you add the following line to /etc/rc.conf, It will works. ifconfig_ath0 = "DHCP ssid 0x6d79206e6574776f726b" Hope it helps. 2007/5/20, Gunther Mayer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > Christopher Cowart wrote: > > On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 09:45:48PM +0200, Gunther Mayer wrote: > > > >> Hi there, > >> > >> I got a low key server who is wirelessly connected to the net using an > >> SSID that contains a space. In rc.conf I define the ifconfig line for > >> configuration of my wireless interface upon bootup, but the entire line > >> reads something like > >> > >> ifconfig_ath0=' inet 192.168.0.1 ssid "my network" ' > >> > >> No matter how I tweak the quotes (single then double, other way round, > >> with lots of \\) I never get my interface to configure properly upon > >> bootup and I need to get to the console to fix it up. I thought I knew > >> shell syntax but this is beyond me or manpages... > >> > >> What's the right way to do this? > >> > > > > One approach would be to navigate the series of function calls defined > > in /etc/network.subr. I just took a brief look, but it's not immediately > > obvious how many times you're going to have to escape exactly what to > > get the behavior you desire. > > > > Another option would be to make the file /etc/start_if.ath0, containing > > the line `ifconfig ... ssid "my network"`. This file would be sourced > > when /etc/rc.d/netif starts the network interfaces, before the rc > > variable ifconfig_ath0 is run. You can then omit the variable > > ifconfig_ath0 from /etc/rc.conf. > > > > For more hints, look in /etc/netif, /etc/network.subr, and /etc/rc.subr. > > > Thanks for all your ideas guys, I really appreciate the help. Finally > got some time to try all of your suggestions, though backwhacking (\) > the space and/or the quotes makes no difference so I decided in the end > to stop fighting the quoting wars and to just use /etc/start_if.ath0 > which works perfectly. Not quite as neat as having everything live in > /etc/rc.conf but it does the trick. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- Ronggui Huang Department of Sociology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Department of Public and Social Administration, CityU, HK _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"