omshell "starts", "ends"

Craig craig5 at
Fri May 25 20:34:37 UTC 2007

Ah. that answers my biggest concern: what happens if the number gives a 
"non-printable" character...

Ok, this may open a "Pandora's box", but couldn't omshell just print out 
real dates instead of hex numbers or strings? (Likewise with some of the 
other values such as ip-address, state, etc.) It's not a big deal. It 
would just make life easier. :)

David W. Hankins wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 12:58:44PM -0700, Craig wrote:
>> Did you file a bug or should I?
> The string printer omapi (and most of the DHCP software) uses
> searches the object data to see if every byte is ascii printable.
> If it is, it is output as a quoted string rather than a colon
> separated hex list.

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