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Re: Modem connection transfer rate

Those are compression modules.  Basically, PPP provides a compression
layer, so when easily-compressible data is send over the wire (eg.
text/images), it gets compressed, thus being faster over a modem.  The
compression modules get loaded when you establish a connection with
compression enabled.

This is generally a Good Thing.  So don't worry.  Those modules are always
there (in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/??misc??), and they get dynamically
loaded into memory.

Sorry for being redundant and repeating myself.

On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 10:53:41AM -0500, David J. Kanter wrote:
> I read here last week about addind the following lines to my
> /etc/ppp/peers/provider file:
> bsdcomp 15,15
> defalte 15,15
> vj-max-slots 16
> asyncmap 0
> mru 576
> mtu 576
> So I did. But then, after running modconf, I noticed that some new modules
> appeared---ones I never specified during set up. They were: bsd_comp and
> slhc. Did these "magically appear" because of what I added to the above
> file? And if so, was I correct in installing these modules (changing the -
> to a +)?
> Thankks.
"I already have all the latest software."
     -- Laura Winslow, "Family Matters"

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