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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."

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