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From "Karsten W. Rohrbach" <rohrb...@nacamar.net>
Subject Re: tar.Z files
Date Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:05:27 GMT
mustafa,

on a site with heavy ftp load or a combined server system it is unwise to
allow on the fly compression/archive conversion since this produces heavy
cpu load. 

/k

Mustafa Akgul (akgul@Bilkent.EDU.TR) wrote:
> 
> I have a  simple  question .
> Why do we carry  tar.gz and  tar.Z versions  at the  same time?
> 
> I   think  carry  tar.gz is  enough. tar.Z's  are taking
> bandwith and  disk  space.
> 
> wuftpd  supports  on the  fly  translation  from .tar.gz to
> tar.Z, if  there  are people  who still can not handle  tar.gz.
> 
> Can we move away  from .Z files ?
> 
> Regards
> Mustafa Akgul

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