"Now we just assume if you try to compress, you want to compress."
Well, duh... user knows best? Whatever next?
Microsoft this month fixed what one of its staffers called an "idiosyncrasy" in the end-to-end SMB compression functionality it began rolling out last year for Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11. The upshot is: you may find your network file transfers run at least a little faster than before. Starting in June 2021, the …
The user is boss.
But I have seen with dd and tar and gzip that compression does not always lead to faster transfer times. Might have been a move to prevent the user shooring themselves in the foot. But, I agree that the user should be allowed to do this.