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Re: Intel introduces new compression technology for surfers [CNN]



At 3:31 PM -0500 1/22/98, Ryan Anderson wrote:
>> Maybe they dynamically turn off the modem compression feature at both ends during an image download.  LZW-like compression actually adds overhead to files which are non-text based.
>
>But any modern modem has v.42bis, and with v.42bis it automatically shuts
>off the compression anyway!   (Maybe that was just v.42, I forget, but it
>doesn't have the problems that MNP5 has with compressed files)  
>
>Either way, this feature already exists....

Thanks for straightening this out.  I was thinking of MNP5 and couldn't find my modem's referemce manual to consider v.42/bis.

--Steve