FOSS WAN Acceleration Software

Ryan Wilkins ryan at
Mon Sep 21 00:20:55 UTC 2009

While not FOSS, supposedly Cisco routers with reasonably current IOS  
releases have RBSCP support which hints at acting in this capacity.   
I've wanted to test it since the majority of our networks are over  
satellite, but most of the modems we use have WAN acceleration built  
in and thus the need to try RBSCP has been low.

If you try it and it works I'd be interested to hear your results.

Ryan Wilkins

On Sep 19, 2009, at 4:48 PM, BH <bh05gc at> wrote:

> Summary:
> With some private replies I got a few leads. Most of which are not  
> generic
> wan accellerators but still appreciated. The two I considered:
> TrafficSqueezer: still in alpha stage but performs both compression  
> and flow
> control
> WANProxy: only does compression, but is slightly more "polished"
> Thanks to all that replied.
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 19:40, BH <bh05gc at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was wondering if anyone had experience or could recommend free open
>> source WAN Accelerators/Optimizers. There seems to be only one FOSS  
>> project
>> called TrafficSqueezer but development has stopped and the project  
>> is still
>> in an Alpha stage.
>> I am not interested in the offerings of Cisco (WAAS) or Riverbed
>> (StealHead) or any other appliance based solution.
>> Thank-you in advance for any and all replies.
>> --
>> BH
> -- 
> BH

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