Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deusexaethera, Apr 13, 2006.
Quick question: Does TCP/IP over Ethernet compress data before transmitting it?
No. The overhead would not be worth the gains.
Keep in mind, however, that some protocols DO compress their data. RDP, for example.
Hardware compression could handle it, I imagine. I would think FTP would benefit as well. Ah well, time to go write an automatic FTP compressor for my office...
...gotta love (that is to say, hate) those 100GB digital 3D map projects.
Sure, but the overhead (cost) is still not worth the effort for doing it on a LAN. Across slower links there are hardware devices that can do a much better job at full-link compression than could be done in the stack.