Does any one know... without a doubt ... if inter-routing group
communication is compressed?
The MCSE E2K Training Kit for 70-224 states:
"..data is compressed by an average ratio of 5:1 before it is sent across a
connector.." refering to why multiple routing groups are a good thing.
However... I can't seem to find any other mention of inter-routing group
communication compression anywhere.
I did find a MS FAQ stating SMTP mail communication isn't compressed. It
doesn't say routing group communication.
==[ Just incase you're wondering: Why are we asking? ]==================
We're asking because we're trying to decide how many routing groups to put
in on a project we're working on. The company we're working for has a lot
of sites all across the US. The sites are only going to have 1 E2K server
(doubtful if we'll add any additional servers). The sites all communicate
back to HQ over a reliable (at times... slow) link.
- have one routing group for everyone ... maybe a few at most
- One routing group for every site. One E2K server at each site.