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Subject: Re: Packet compression
From: Karl Kleinpaste <karl,AT,charcoal,DOT,com>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 15:17:33 +0200
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0105262300360.24489-100000@raid.kaico.com>

ewheeler,AT,kaico,DOT,com writes:
> Would there be any appreciable performance increase over low bandwidth
> lines if the packets were compressed using zlib before they were
> encrypted?

It doesn't do that much good.  But it helps a little.

As a comparison point, experiment a bit with ssh, using different
compression levels in .ssh/config, e.g.

Host your.chosen.test.destination.host
  Compression yes
  CompressionLevel 9

Try various digits, and do some large file copying over your slow link
with scp.  Time the results.





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