Open source app puts the squeeze on network traffic
May 01, 2009, 15:46 (0 Talkback[s])
"Released under GNU GPL (General Public License) in pre-alpha
form, Traffic Squeezer has now moved on to alpha stage. The
software is designed to accelerate traffic between two peers
through which an L2 frame payload is compressed.
"Traffic Squeezer compresses network traffic using selectable
lossless compression algorithms including RLE, LZ77, and LZO. These
algorithms have been exposed with APIs that enable them to be
called whenever there is a network payload that needs to be
compressed. The program also removes duplicate data traveling over
the network, "and instead sends a template reference of the
duplicate traffic," says the project. In addition, Traffic Squeezer
is said to cache open objects, and then only transmits changes made
to the object."