May 26, 2018
Reimplementation of zlib in pure Java
[ excerpt from developer’s web site ]
JZlib is a re-implementation of zlib in pure Java. The first and final aim for hacking this stuff is to add the packet compression support to pure Java SSH systems.
- Why JZlib?
Java Platform API provides packages ‘java.util.zip.*’ for accessing to zlib, but that support is very limited if you need to use the essence of zlib. For example, we needed to full access to zlib to add the packet compression support to pure Java SSH system, but they are useless for our requirements. The Internet draft SSH Transport Layer Protocol says in the section ‘4.2 Compression’ as follows,