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Date:      Mon, 14 May 2007 21:45:48 +0200
From:      Gunther Mayer <>
Subject:   Spaces in SSID in /etc/rc.conf
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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 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?


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