In my previous post on WANProxy, i did not really go into detail about what it actually was. The direct quote from their site is WANProxy is a free, portable TCP proxy which makes TCP connections send less data, which improves TCP performance and throughput over lossy links, slow links and long links. This is just what you need to improve performance over satellite, wireless and WAN links. This is something that has interested me for a while, so i have been looking into it, and so far so good… In my last post i mentioned i was proxying Squid traffic, in todays post, i still am, but with some tweaks.
I have set it to never use a direct connection, which is probably silly, since if i loose the WANProxy connection, i loose connectivity… Also, port 3300 is the WANProxy port its listening on.
So far, so good… I am also thinking this could be an interesting thing to get working on a Raspberry Pi…. Just a though… :)