TrafficSqueezer - Open Source Linux Kernel WAN Optimization
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TrafficSqueezer is an Open-Source Project which provides WAN Network Traffic Acceleration solution, Internet Optimization solution, and any generic Network Data Communications Optimization and acceleration solution through a set of procedures on a Linux based network device released under:
GNU General Public License - v2 & BSD License - clause2.
Now TrafficSqueezer is a FREE software download at Sourceforge.
TrafficSqueezer is also STRICTLY a network packet engineering tool.Obviously we can use tools like iptables, etc, to mangle, modify or engineer your traffic, but TrafficSqueezer offers certain features like these and some more features in the context of Traffic Engineering, in the context of WAN Optimization, in the general context of data-optimization and data-reduction by any means or by all means to optimize data. This way Traffic Squeezer provides solutions to some of the major bottlenecks in WAN Networks.
TrafficSqueezer and TrafficSqueezer based hardware appliances (and via Aquarium GUI software) enable services WDS (Wireless Distribution Systems) are available to address requirements of companies of all sizes. TrafficSqueezer can provide applications with more responsive, allowing the consolidation of distributed IT infrastructure and enable fast backup and functions network-based replication. TrafficSqueezer optimizes traffic in both directions, so transparent to applications, and requires no new software configuration client and server. TrafficSqueezer is designed to integrate easily the existing network without routers or servers changes, and full compatibility with existing implementations of QoS and VoIP.
First things First, what is the exact definition of TrafficSqueezer?
What is TrafficSqueezer?
According to me there are 3-4 definitions for TrafficSqueezer, and strictly it is not one solution, as many users assume.
If you assume TrafficSqueezer is for only WAN Optimization, then you are extremely WRONG!
TrafficSqueezer is a WAN Optimization “SOLUTION”. - it has complete collection of modules/components & tools to use it as an end-user WAN Optimization solution.
TrafficSqueezer is a WAN Optimization “FRAME-WORK”. - it can be used as a frame-work and one can (mostly a firm or OEM), can build their WAN Optimization device. In this case TrafficSqueezer is a frame-work and raw material for this job/requirement.
TrafficSqueezer is a network Packet Engineering solution. - forget WAN Optimization, if you want to custom engineer network packets, control the network flow, combine the traffic, split the traffic, load-sharing, hack the packets you can do via TrafficSqueezer. Hence it is not always a WAN Optimization solution.
Important Note: TrafficSqueezer had once been supported via Doublefish Solutions, but now it will be maintained and managed exclusively by its author Kiran Kankipati.
Aquarium - a GUI for TrafficSqueezer and a web-GUI for Linux is now made FREE and Open-Source.
TrafficSqueezer - Optimizes:
WAN and MAN Traffic Networks
- optimize your MPLS, Frame Relay, WAN Multilinks, ISDN links, Enterprise WAN links, and so on. - reduce your monthly WAN costs - Internet based VPN links - optimize TCP and optimize UDP based IP wan networks (supports IPv4, and IPv6 support coming soon) - works with your existing Linux iptables, qos, tc scripts and modules - Go Green with Traffic Squeezer - reduce e-waste, reduce your carbon footprint !. You can install Traffic Squeezer in your outdated servers or even any PC !
Satellite (VSAT) Links
- Satellite based Internet, data links on Ships, Cargo ships, Luxury Cruise Ships, boats, fishing boats, Yacht, and so on
Internet (ISP) Optimization
- optimize your existing VPN networks with TrafficSqueezer - you can deploy TrafficSqueezer along with your VPN Hardware Devices
TrafficSqueezer drastically reduce enterprise network connectivity costs, infrastructure costs, (small point to point WAN links, large complex Cloud Computing optimized tunnels, CDN Networks, and so on) and management and maintenance complexities.
Mesh Networks and Metro Ethernet Networks
- accelerate your WAN based/intensive applications, accelerate them and optimize your application data packets - accelerate your FTP data, HTTP Data, SSH, VOIP, MySQL Data links, backend Mainframe data links, streaming traffic
- accelerate and optimize your VOIP based interactive traffic. VOIP is bidirectional traffic, TrafficSqueezer optimizes bidirectional VOIP data packets and VOIP traffic.
ISP Backbone Optimization
- if you are a large ISP in various scenarios you can optimize your ISP networks - scale your WAN Optimization infrastructure with TrafficSqueezer, with limitless devices, and with limitless possibilities - watch this YouTube video: Traffic Squeezer - Production Deployment - Scalability and Load Sharing Options
Cloud Networks Optimization
CDN (Content Distribution Network) Optimization
- although being a Linux Kernel based solution TrafficSqueezer focusses the future SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), based cloud networks and been designed exclusively.
IPv6 WAN Optimization and IPv6 WAN Acceleration
- TrafficSqueezer should be soon supported and extended to exclusively work with IPv6 based networks. - IPv6 networks, IPv6 Internet, IPv6 WAN is the future. Unlike hardware WAN optimization devices you do not need EXPENSIVE IPv6 WAN HARDWARE UPGRADE! You can install Linux system and install TrafficSqueezer in it and upgrade the new TrafficSqueezer any infinite number of times ! - watch this YouTube video: IPv6 Internet = WAN
you can install (and build) in a normal Linux based system and build your custom WAN Device, just the way you build a dedicated Squid web cache proxy and transparent proxy system.
you can build your custom WAN device and WAN hardware along with your other components. Suited if you are a custom WAN hardware and Network Hardware Manufacturer.
you can build your custom WAN device with other third-party Compression Hardware, FPGA chips, Compression chips, and so on and glue the same to work with TrafficSqueezer existing framework.
Interested in building professional WAN-Hardware-Device with Traffic Squeezer based FPGA:
For more details kindly contact: support -at- trafficsqueezer -dot- org
- watch this YouTube video: WAN Optimization - Traffic Squeezer - Packet Compression (FPGA, Network Processor porting)
- watch this YouTube video: Traffic Squeezer - Production Deployment - Scalability and Load Sharing Options
- watch this YouTube video: WAN Acceleration - Device Configuration Modes of Traffic Squeezer
- watch this YouTube video: Traffic Squeezer - realtime performance statistics and realtime benchmarks via Aquarium
Welcome to new Traffic Squeezer - Portal, which allows users to exclusive be in tough with the Traffic Squeezer team, as well as allows to get close access to the Traffic Squeezer source-code downloads, research, services, solutions and support.
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For more details about Traffic Squeezer Project, refer the Project Documentation and the README provided along with the source code.
Download Current Stable Release(s): Traffic Squeezer - Refer project Road map for details.
Feature list of TrafficSqueezer - mainstream series:
Supported Device Configuration Modes
Traffic Squeezer engines are hooked to Linux Kernel network -> IPv4, IPv6 routing APIs. So it supports routing mode.
Transparent Bridging Mode (Layer2 L2 Bridging)
Traffic Squeezer engines are hooked to Linux Kernel network -> bridge APIs. So it supports layer2 L2 bridging/Switching mode.
Local Device and or Local Server Optimization
Traffic Squeezer engines are hooked to Linux Kernel network -> IPv4, IPv6 local device packet RX, and TX flows and APIs. So it supports directly local device or local server optimization.
Traffic packet/frame coalescing
Does coalescing/multiplexing of packets,there by it creates highly optimized tunnel.
Data Templating – version 19x
HTML, PDF and other file optimization
MySQL DB communication optimization
SSH/SCP Protocol handshakes
Citrix ICA Protocol Optimization
SPICE Protocol Optimization
Application Specific Optimization
HTTP Protocol Optimization – version 12x
Optimizes what is not covered in packet templating.
Supported lossless compression algorithms: LZO (via LZO Linux Kernel Library), LZ77, RLE. (RLE/LZ77 via BCL Open-Source generic Compression Library, custom ported to Linux Kernel within Traffic Squeezer.)
Supported via Templating.
Supports Deep Packet Inspection of Application layer protocols: HTTP, DNS, SMTP, POP, etc.
Supports extensive DPI logs and historic analysis via Aquarium.
Supports Application layers: DNS traffic filter.
Supported via SQUID-Cache. TrafficSqueezer provides an abstraction over the same.
Supported via dnsmasq DNS-Caching. Traffic Squeezer provides an abstraction over the same.
Network Monitoring and Analysis
Historical Statistics are only supported via Aquarium.
TS Limited Firewall
Should be supported in future. Or can be done on demand.
QoS (Quality of Service)
TCP Optimization and Acceleration
WAN Simulator (Integrated)
Can use/configure a dedicated Traffic Squeezer machine as a WAN Simulatorinstead as Traffic Squeezer
WAN Optimization solution.
Should support external VPN Deployments,but yet to be tested with local VPN setups namely via OpenVPN or IPSec.
Includes a custom simplified High-Availability feature which enables to configure a stand-alone backup
Traffic Squeezer machine as a slave machine to enhance availability in a critical path/traffic based requirements.
Send TCP as UDP
Send UDP as TCP
Should be supported in future. (Should be released during September-2011 or by Christmas-2011).
Traffic Squeezer CLI support is dropped after Traffic Squeezer - BETA series. (i.e CLI is dropped in on-going and future mainstream series)
Reporting Bugs Please mail the queries and bugs to the Traffic Squeezer support
You can also scribe to the nominal PAID support and can get exclusive support/tips and bug fix assistance via Traffic Squeezer - Portal.
Traffic Squeezer Coding Standards and Guidelines - Refer this section.
Current YouTube Video: How Open Source works ? - What is Open Source ?
Traffic Squeezer now includes video presentations on various topics. Find all the Traffic Squeezer Videos here. More new presentations and multi-language presentations are yet to be followed !
TrafficSqueezer can be installed in any server or device/machine, and can be made to send optimized packets to select remote IP subnets. This eliminates completely the use of one dedicated Traffic Squeezer router/bridge configured as a gateway. TrafficSqueezer features can be selectively enabled on any dedicated systems PCs or even servers (like DB server, Web servers, File servers, Email servers and so on). When this mode of optimization is enabled, the system by itself too gets capable of sending and accepting Traffic Squeezer optimized packets, besides which it may also work as a traditional routing device.
Doublefish Solutions - Aquarium Aquarium is an open-source web-based GUI for Linux, also exclusively supports Traffic Squeezer GUI objectives. Visit Aquarium for more details:
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