Subject: misc/29317: ifconfig.if does not allow parameters with spaces
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/09/2005 19:09:01
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>Number:         29317
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       ifconfig.if does not allow parameters with spaces
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Feb 09 19:09:01 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Cliff Wright
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD vixen 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (vixen) #0: Mon Oct 4 22:37:41 PDT 2004 cliff@vixen:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/vixen i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	When adding a variable that contains spaces to an
	/etc/ifconfig.if file the /etc/rc.d/network script does not
	handle the spaces. An example for /etc/ifconfig.ath0:

	ssid example
	mode 11g
	nwkey 'key with spaces'

	See above example
	An eval needs to added before the ifconfig line, as below
	patch shows

--- /etc/rc.d/network.orig	2003-10-12 02:50:05.000000000 -0700
+++ /etc/rc.d/network	2005-02-09 10:44:05.000000000 -0800
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@
 						eval ${args#*!}
-						ifconfig $int $args
+						eval ifconfig $int $args
 				done < /etc/ifconfig.$int