Run pixelserv-tls on EdgeRouter-X

Jan 10, 2019: Updated pixelserv-tls binary to v2.2.1 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…

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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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