• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 256
  • Last Modified:

String Compression

I have a client server program. I need the large data packets that flow between client and server should be compressed to reduce network IO. How in VC++ I can compress strings.
Note:I do not have to compress files.

thnx in advance
Raza
0
ahmadrazakhan
Asked:
ahmadrazakhan
1 Solution
 
migelCommented:
Hi!
You can use ZLIB library (http://www.gzip.org/zlib/) to compress/decompress memory blocks.
0
 
ambienceCommented:
This depends upon the type of data, you can use RLE compression that is straight forward to implement (this gets satisfactory results wih textual data),  huffman encoding can also be used.

If you donot care about compressing it yourself then use some third party libraries, one good commonly used one is ZLIB as mentioned above.

0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now