10x compression factor
dissectingtable at comcast.net
Mon Feb 9 19:37:05 CET 2004
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Hasnain Mujtaba wrote:
| A client has presented an astonishing metric. They say they have a 1Gig
| plaintext file which they can compress and PGP encrypt down to 80Mb! I
| don't know what tool they are using.
| How is this possible? What compression algorithm could they be using?
| Can I achieve this sort of compression using GPG?
10:1 for text is unremarkable compression. They're probably using PKZIP
technology before the encryption.
Chris Fox, Windows User, Linux User (#341856), non-partisan
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