I have the hex stream of a packet that a program sent over the network. Now I want to view the data in the packet. I'm pretty sure the data was just a string (or at least contains a string), but when I decode it I just get gibberish.
For example, the packet is sent something like this
s = socket.socket()
data = "HeresAStringToSend"
# I'm not worried about receiving yet.
# I just want to know the anatomy of a sent packet.
Then I use a packet sniffer to look at the packet that was sent; this is just a string of hex. Then I isolate the data part of the packet. Let's say the data part of the hex string is in a variable called hexdata.
If I do,
all I get is gibberish. Looking at the individual bytes in the hex data, they map to strange or invalid ascii codes (e.g. less than 32 or greater than 127).
I don't really know what the s.send(data) method does to the data before sending it. Any help or insight would be great.