Enable Link Compression

The rippled server can save bandwidth by compressing its peer-to-peer communications, at a cost of greater CPU usage. If you enable link compression, the server automatically compresses communications with peer servers that also have link compression enabled.


To enable link compression on your server, complete the following steps:

1. Edit your rippled server's config file.

$ vim /etc/opt/ripple/rippled.cfg

The recommended installation uses the config file /etc/opt/ripple/rippled.cfg by default. Other places you can put a config file include $HOME/.config/ripple/rippled.cfg (where $HOME is the home directory of the user running rippled), $HOME/.local/ripple/rippled.cfg, or the current working directory from where you start rippled.

2. In the config file, add or uncomment the [compression] stanza.

To enable compression:


Use false to disable compression (the default).

3. Restart the rippled server

$ sudo systemctl restart rippled.service

After the restart, your server automatically uses link compression with other peers that also have link compression enabled.

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