I have a question about the Strings being sent through a UDP socket and then having a new hash code upon retrieval. For example, I have a string "Hello" and I cast it as bytes and send it in a Datagram to a server: // Client does this byte sendData = new byte; sendData = myString.getBytes(); DatagramPacket sendPacket = new DatagramPacket(sendData, sendData.length, IP, port); The server receives the packet and the string is cast from the data received. // Server does this String socketString = new String(receivedPacket.getData()); The server has a Hashtable, so it looks up the string "Hello" which is supposed to be in the Hashtable, but it isn't there. Why is that? I then create another String: String regularString = "Hello"; and look it up in the Hashtable and it is there. So I take the regular String and use the equal() method to the string passed through the UDP socket and they say they are not equal? return(regularString.equal(socketString)); false How do I make the string that came through the UDP socket a regular normal string like it was before it left my client? Thanks Jeff [This message has been edited by Jeff Jones (edited May 10, 2001).]
This code does indeed print "Hello" to screen. The only thing different from your code snippet is the fact that it is not passing it to a server first. I think something may be incorrect with the way you are passing it, or possibly the order you are passing it. I'm not sure because I've only used sockets(TCP) for communication and not datagrams(UDP). Remember UDP sends and receives packets of bytes without worrying about lost data or missing packets. You may want to make sure that the byte size is large enough so that you don't lose data. If this is the problem, it may be more appropriate to use sockets to ensure that the integrity of your data stays intact.
Anyway, I'd definitely check to make sure you're getting the value that you think you are getting. Hope this helped!
Joined: May 10, 2001
Ryan, Thank you for the reply and I had the server print out the string in a sentence to make sure it did look the same as the original string sent. System.out.println("--->" + socketString + "<----");<br /> output:<br /> --->Hello<--- So, I know that there wasn't any data loss and the string does not have any visible additions. I am thinking that maybe the string is changed from a particular format during the byte transition and then when it is recast as a string on the server side that it is no longer the same object. If it were, then the hashCode() would be the same. Just my guess, but I am not sure how to change the string back to the way before it was before I sent it through the UDP socket. Jeff