[NNTP] Compressed LIST (and other commands) answers
rra at stanford.edu
Mon Nov 30 08:50:46 PST 2009
Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> writes:
> Another drawback would be that one would for instance want compressed
> LIST ACTIVE and OVER results but not compressed ARTICLE, POST or IHAVE
> results because articles (binaries) are already compressed and it would
> mean to compress+encode already compressed+encoded articles... Whence a
> loss of performance and compression.
A real NNTP compression layer would send binary data, so we'd save space
for anything currently on Usenet. That would change if we added real
binary article transport to NNTP and people started using it, but that's
some distance away.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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