[Cerowrt-devel] PPP compression

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 15:12:38 EDT 2016

> On 17 Apr, 2016, at 21:14, Dane Medic <dm70dm at gmail.com> wrote:
> to turn it on or off?
> how to even change this option on Openwrt?
> I'm using pppoe in my setup.

PPP compression is potentially useful at analogue-modem or ISDN speeds, since even relatively small transfers such as Web pages (which are often uncompressed from the server) benefit from it.  It should be used as an alternative to modem compression, rather than in conjunction with it; double-compression tends to be counterproductive.

However, it is basically useless for PPPoE, which is typically used on higher-bandwidth links where latency is a bigger contributor to Web performance and only larger transfers (which tend to already be compressed) would benefit.  I suspect most PPPoE endpoints in the wild won’t accept compression negotiation.

The default is almost certainly off, and you should keep it that way.

 - Jonathan Morton

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