Auto-compress mode for ssh

Markus Friedl markus at
Fri Nov 28 20:48:56 EST 2003

currently there is not way.
the ssh client could rekey and enable compression, but
i don't see an easy way.

On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 08:44:35AM +0100, Wout Mertens wrote:
> Hi,
> I looked in the archives, but didn't see this asked for before:
> Would it be possible to have an "auto-compress" mode for ssh where
> compression is turned on automatically if it makes sense?
> You could turn it on if you don't care about cpu usage and lag, but just
> about the speed of transfer.
> The way I see it working is that when running uncompressed, ssh turns on
> compression every once in a while and sees if this results in higher
> throughput, turning on compression permanently if so.  And the other way
> round of course.
> Wout.
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