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LinuxDevices: GPL'd Kernel Module Improves Long-Distance Internet Communication

Jun 27, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has released a GPL-licensed Linux kernel module that can improve long-distance communications and media streaming quality over broadband Internet connections. PSPacer 1.0 suppresses traffic bursts to minimize packet loss, with a single PC able to smooth up to 100 connections.

"According to AIST, PSPacer smoothes bursty traffic into equally spaced packet transmissions that fall within available bandwidth limitations..."

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