Protocol compression

Edward Avis EPA "at"
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:52:07 +0000

Using data compression in VNC is a good idea, but it will not always 
improve performance.  If the performance is CPU bound rather than network 
bound, it would actually slow things down.  Also, compression may already 
be performed by the network (for example, compressing modems).

However, for many people, especially those using VNC over the Net, it would 
be very useful.  But instead of using zlib, take a look at lzo, which is 
faster and hence more suitable for real-time applications like VNC.

Ed Avis
epa "at"