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Re: PPP & Compression: Useful or Useless?

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:

> Note that most modems these days make V.42 compression, which is LZW.
> BSD compression would be redundant.
> Van Jacobsen compression is, however, good to use on a V.42 connection.
> It takes advantage of the redundancy of frame information in a point-to-point
> connection from one packet to the next to reduce the size of the header.

I was looking at the man page for pppd and see a way to disable VJ
compression but not to enable it.  Is this a default that wasn't mentioned
in the man page?  Other defaults are mentioned but not this one.



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