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Do Remote Probes Use Compression

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I was wondering if remote sensors use compression for communication with the core server(s).

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Adam T

bandwidth-utilization prtg remote-probe

Created on Oct 27, 2016 9:13:55 PM by  AdamT (0) 1



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Short answer probes talk to the host via SSL, as this is encrypted, its technically compressed in the process.

But considering sensor data is often very small bits of information, then compressing of small samples if not going to do much.

eg, create a txt file that says "0:OK" and zip it up - its compressed, but not any smaller.

Details here: some details here https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/61108-what-security-features-does-prtg-include

Why do you ask? It sounds like a management or compliance question.

Created on Oct 28, 2016 4:33:20 AM by  AndrewG (1,781) 2 2



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As far as I'm concerned, the data is not compressed. But the traffic really is negligible.
Small example: 10,000 SNMP Traffic Sensors in a 60s interval cause a traffic of 400kBit/s :)

Created on Oct 28, 2016 6:35:08 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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