SELECTIVE COMPRESSION ALGORITHM BASED ON KNOWN LOWER LAYER MINIMUM TRANSMISSION UNIT SIZES
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-31
Many peer-to-peer protocols improve efficiency by using compression algorithms to reduce the amount of data that is required to be transmitted. This reduction implies that less bandwidth is required for transmission, which improves band- width efficiency and protocol performance. However, compression algorithm performance is dependent on a few factors, including algorithm complexity, data redundancy and dictionary size. Real-time compression ratios can also vary based on how often the algorithm is reset. In some cases, application of compression causes the datagram size to actually increase as a result of these factors.