October 2012 archive

Base 64, Part 2: Padding

Well, Part 1 of this blog explained about the basics of base 64, here I would like to discuss more about base 64. Base 64 Padding I’m starting from example rather explaining in words. In Part 1 I took 3 letter word ‘man’ to explain, now I am taking a 4 letter word ‘many’. Lets …

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Base 64, Part 1: How and basics

Base 64 is an encoding method. It is used in many internet protocols and SMTP emails. One of the widest usage of base 64 in SMTP protocol is all binary file attachments are base 64 representation of its original data. It neither compress nor encrypt data, just encodes using the 64 alphabets shown in Table …

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