Trying to convert a received DatagramPacket to string, but I have a small problem. Not sure what's the best way to go about it.
The data I'll be receiving is mostly of unknown length, hence I have some buffer set on my receiving side. The problem is, suppose I sent string "abc" and the do the following on my receiver side...
buffer = new byte; packet = new DatagramPacket(buffer, buffer.length); socket.receive(packet); buffer = packet.getData(); System.out.println("Received: "+new String(buffer));
I get the following output: abc]..... all the way to the buffer length. I'm guessing all the junk/null at the end should've been ignored, so I must be doing something wrong." I know the buffer.length is the problem because if I change it to 3 (for this example), my out comes out just fine.
new String(buffer, 0, packet.getLength())