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Cisco Frame Relay Solutions Guide by Jonathan Chin

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Chapter 15. Compression over Frame Relay

Many techniques and Quality of Service (QoS) features are supported by the Cisco IOS software to manage congestion and to optimize the transmission of traffic over Frame Relay networks. Among these, depending on the user's requirements, Frame Relay Traffic Shaping with custom or priority queuing and Frame Relay Traffic Policing are common examples of Traffic Conditioning and Congestion Management features that improve overall performance. Data compression is a Link-Efficiency tool that reduces the size of a frame by compressing it prior to transmission. With effective Compression algorithms, the number of actual bytes that need to be sent across a Frame Relay link is dramatically reduced and this helps ...

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