Hex to ASCII converter for PXE option 43?

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.email
Fri May 1 22:55:10 UTC 2015

Sorry I wasn't clear, I'm not looking for straight conversion on a 
character by character basis.

What I'm looking for is something that can convert a PXE option 43 into 
a string that can be used with a vendor profile.


On 5/1/15 3:32 PM, Jason Hellenthal wrote:
> echo "56656e646f72205370656369666963204f7074696f6e2034330a" |xxd -r -p
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=xxd&manpath=SuSE+Linux/i386+11.3
> Not natively available on FreeBSD but its bound to be installed with something to do with linux and is natively available on Mac OS X.
> On May 1, 2015, at 17:13, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.email> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a hex to ASCII converter that can handle PXE client option 43s as input? The ones I've found on line so far all try to do a character-by-character conversion of the string, which fails.
> Alternatively, does anyone have a good reference for how to build the option 43, so that I can reverse engineer it?
> What I want to do is take some existing DHCP data and convert option 60/43 pairs into proper vendor profiles. I can do that in my sleep for WAPs, phones, etc., but this PXE stuff is giving me a headache. :-/
> Doug

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