A Simple Tool to Test malloc() Performance

I was porting this very interesting feature to an older Glibc version for ARMv7. I need a simple tool to gauge any performance boost (or drop for that matter). Surprisingly few information is available on this topic. I didn't search hard but most papers on malloc performance dating back to…

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Public DNS - Cloudflare v. Google

Google or Cloudflare? I think that's a common question for a non-trivial number of people. Here is my little experiment. The result concludes that Cloudflare DNS is fast and a clear choice at least for my point of presence on the Internet. First, I need a tool to measure and…

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New Features in pixelserv-tls v2.1

The upcoming pixelserv-tls 2.1.0 brings a few exciting new features. They speed up browsing as well as enhancing a user's capability to inspect potential privacy breach. While this blog post highlights the features, supplemental details are also available as usual in the MAN page. Cache SSL certificates in…

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pixelserv-tls Found Unexpected Gmail Login Failure

I can't wait but jot down this piece of story. I woke up this morning and found macOS Mail.app failed to login Gmail. I tried re-login a few times. No success and I left it aside. In a cozy afternoon, I decided to revisit the issue. The first thing…

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pixelserv-tls v2.1 Scores A in Tests

pixelserv-tls v2.1 is imminent for release. I setup a special instance in my home lab and put it under scrutiny of SSL Labs tests. Test version 2.1.0-rc.2 pleasantly scores an overall A. Quite a few other things from the test report worth highlights. v2.1 brings…

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Optimised OpenSSL Library for ER-X

This article introduces an optimised build of OpenSSL 1.0.1te for EdgeRouter-X. It is tested in firmware v1.10 and shall work on models sharing the same ER-X platform. Note that this optimised library is not built for Cavium-based EdgeRouters and will not work on those models. Also worth…

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Run pixelserv-tls on EdgeRouter-X

This article introduces a Debian package pixelserv-tls for ER-X which as of firmware v1.10.0 runs a variant of Debian Wheezy. ER-X has four logical cores which are a huge advantage. pixelserv-tls can make use of as many cores as you throw at it. I believe the package can…

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