7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 1:38 PM by noor

    DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long

    chuckf New Member

      I am trying to use the DHCP server on the router.  We have Mitel phones here and the Option 125 ASCII string is too long to enter in the GUI or CLI.  How do I get this option string loaded?

        • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
          levi Employee

          chuckf:

           

          Thank you for asking this question in the support community.  How long is the ASCII string and what trouble are you having with it via the CLI?

           

          Please, do not hesitate to reply to this post with any additional information or questions.  I will be happy to help in any way I can.

           

          Levi

            • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
              chuckf New Member

              Hi Levi,

               

              It is 521 characters long.  It is formatted like this:

              "0x00;0x00;0x04;0x03;0x63;0x69;0x64;0x3A;0x69;0x70;0x70;0x68…..”  It contains all the DHCP options for our Mitel 3300 router.

               

              I am using putty to try and enter the string.  When I paste the string in, it adds the string up to a certain number of characters and then I think it overflows the buffer, clears it, then continues.

               

              When I try it via the GUI it just hangs and I have to restart IE.

               

              Chuck Fischer

              Director of IT

              Advantage Dental

               

              Message was edited by: levi (Removed Contact Information)

                • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
                  levi Employee

                  Chuck:

                   

                  Currently, the option <number> ascii <string> command supports simple text (ASCII) with a string of up to 256 characters.  Is there any way you can reduce the number of characters in the ASCII string?

                   

                  Levi

                  • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
                    jayh Hall_of_Fame

                    chuckf wrote:

                     

                    It is 521 characters long.  It is formatted like this:

                    "0x00;0x00;0x04;0x03;0x63;0x69;0x64;0x3A;0x69;0x70;0x70;0x68…..”  It contains all the DHCP options for our Mitel 3300 router.

                     

                    That sure looks like a hex string.  What happens if you store it as hex with the "0x" and semicolons stripped, like:

                     

                    option 125 hex 000004036369643A69707068...


                    Try it, see if the Mitel system is happy that way.

                      • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
                        chuckf New Member

                        I tried that first and it wouldn’t pass the 125 option to the phone endpoint properly.  The router took the string but the phones didn’t like it.

                         

                        Chuck Fischer

                        Director of IT

                        Advantage Dental

                         

                        Message was edited by: levi (Removed Contact Info)

                          • Re: DHCP Option 125 ASCII string is too long
                            Employee

                            chuckf -

                             

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                            Thanks,

                            Noor