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Subject: Re: Proposal: Compression of large packets: fragmentation
From: Bryan-TheBS-Smith <b.j.smith,AT,ieee,DOT,org>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 05:11:59 +0100
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.31.0112031345210.28234-100000@josefsbox.cjb.net>

Josef Drexler wrote:
> This could be done by using zlib's compress() function, or to use a
> dictionary that we reset for each packet -- this might give better
> compression but needs coordination between both cipe peers.

If you are interested in real-time compression at a small ratio loss, be
sure to check out Oberhumer's LZ variant (GPL):

Using tar, it actually outputs faster than tar with no compression
(because there is less to write), at a 3-5x speed improvement over GZip,
with only a 10-15% loss in ratio (text-binary), and a 8-15x speed
improvement over BZip2, with only a 15-25% loss in ratio (text-binary).

-- TheBS

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