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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.7
On Jun-16 2004, Wed, 13:18 +0100
viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk <viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk> wrote:

> > 2.6.7's airo.ko (unlike 2.6.6's) won't allow the user to set
> > ESSID via "echo myessid >/proc/driver/aironet/ethX/SSID".
> >
> > Changes like this shouldn't probably be made in the middle
> > of a stable series.
>
> Changes like this are called bugs. The thing is, original variant of
> function (actually, both read and write) was also buggy and trivially
> exploitable, so fixing it was needed. Fscking it up was not, obviously.

Sure, I just assumed somebody had done this on purpose.

> Fix follows; see if it works for you.

Works for me, thanks.

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Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com>
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