Subject: Re: add code for PPP-Deflate?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/13/1996 12:17:16
Paul Mackerras (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: I have some changes ready to commit to update the PPP stuff, which
: include an implementation of PPP "Deflate" compression. This
: compresses PPP packets using a similar scheme to gzip. It achieves
: better compression than the LZW scheme used by the "BSD-Compress"
: compressor which is in there already, and has no patent problems.
: The downside is that it adds about 5000 lines of code. Basically I
: have taken the zlib-0.95 distribution and folded all the files I
: needed into two: zlib.h and zlib.c, which I am intending to put in
: /usr/src/sys/net. (Should they go in lib/libkern instead?)
would be handy if somebody decides to design a compressing filesystem
: Does anyone object to me adding this stuff in?
Did you test it on your 16 MHz 68030 machine? :-)
I'm sorry I couldn't alpha-test it in time this round... maybe I manage
one of these days...