pixelserv-tls v2 Benchmark

This is a quick update to the benchmark described in the previous article. The test procedures are revised as below: empty cache and reload each page five times. record DOMContentLoad, Load, and Finish time for each reload. Take the average. repeat for select_timeout equal to 1s, 5s and 10s.…

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pixelserv-tls : HTTP/1.1 Persistent Connections

This article discusses features and performance of pixelserv-tls, version KL. As of this writing a pre-release test version is used for analysis. The original pixelserv handles each request by fork()'ing a new process. It is an expensive operation on both CPU time and memory footprint. With pixelserv-tls version Ke,…

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pixelserv-tls : More is Less

This article is about performance benchmark of pixelserv-tls and why people would want to use it. As the first article about blocking ads/trackers/malware websites, this is probably not the right place to begin. Nevertheless, let's jump to the meat, and I'll try to fill up gaps with one…

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Let's Encrypt with DNS-01 on ER-X

This article assumes you already have configured a self-signed certificate for Edgemax GUI. If not, skim through my previous post to gain some background. We want to replace a self-signed certificate with a certificate signed by Let's Encrypt that works for every single browser anywhere without any extra work. We'll…

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Time to Retire OpenVPN

Recently I setup a test instance of Shadowsocks on my RT-AC56U (Cortex-A9 clocked at 800Mhz). I did quick benchmarks to compare its throughput against my other VPN builds. Here are the three contestants on the server side: IKEv2 IPsec VPN on ER-X; AES128 + SHA1; hardware accelerated OpenVPN on RT-AC56U; AES128…

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IPv6 Worldwide Adoption Today

Early 2016 Ars Technica reported that worldwide IPv6 adoption reached 10% after twenty years of IPv6! Let's do some check today. IPv6 is currently near 20% adoption worldwide as measured by Google. That's double that one and a half year ago. Amazing! The world is embracing IPv6 at accelerated pace.…

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DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation for IPv6

Updated: Jul 8, 2018 I recently switched ISP and gained native IPv6 connectivity. Googled for instructions to setup IPv6 on my ER-X. None of the articles and forum discussions that I found helped me complete the mission successfully. DHCPv6-PD is commonly used by ISPs to dispatch IPv6 addresses to users.…

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