The Bufferbloat projects are providing a webspace for addressing chaotic and laggy network performance by:

  • Gathering together experts to tackle networking queue management and system problem(s), particularly those that effect wireless networks, home gateways, and edge routers
  • Spreading the word to correct basic assumptions regarding goodput and good buffering on the laptop, home gateway, core routers and servers.
  • Producing tools to demonstrate and diagnose the problem
  • Experiments in advanced congestion management
  • Producing patches to popular operating systems at the device driver, queuing, and TCP/ip layers to fix the problems.

There are several mailing lists, git repositories, and people here that are attempting to address the Bufferbloat issues at various levels.

Latest news

Cerowrt: CeroWrt Triumphs over Bufferbloat
The fq_codel algorithm which received major testing in the CeroWrt router firmware has been shown to virtually eliminate bufferbloat.
Added by Rich Brown 6 months ago

Cerowrt: CeroWrt 3.10.50-1 -- Declaring Victory
CeroWrt 3.10.50-1 has been delightfully stable - uptimes of >80 days are common.
Added by Rich Brown 6 months ago

Cerowrt: CeroWrt 3.10.50-1 Released
This version is working GREAT!
Added by Rich Brown about 1 year ago

Cerowrt: CeroWrt latest beta's
CeroWrt beta versions are getting really good
Added by Rich Brown about 1 year ago

Cerowrt: Heartbleed and CeroWrt - upgrade please!
Heartbleed was bad, and CeroWrt was somewhat vulnerable - fixes are now available.
Added by Dave Täht over 1 year ago

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Latest projects

  • codel (05/06/2012 12:45 pm)

    CoDel (pronounced "coddle", and standing for "Controlled Delay") is a new no-knobs Active Queue Management algorithm designed by Kathleen Nichols of Pollere and Van Jacobson . It holds great promise for addressing at least some of the bufferbloat problem in many forms of network gear, from routers to dslams to servers to wireless....

  • Cerowrt (05/27/2011 04:31 pm)

    CeroWrt Triumphs over Bufferbloat!

    Bufferbloat is the undesirable latency that comes from a router or other network equipment buffering too much data.

    The CeroWrt project was created to resolve the endemic problems of bufferbloat in home networking today, and to push forward the state of the art of edge networks and routers. Projects include proper IPv6 support, tighter integration with DNSSEC, and most importantly, reducing bufferbloat in both the wired and wireless components of the stack....

  • Bloat (01/23/2011 07:05 pm)
    A place for people to work together on the buffer bloat problem, as we pull together both the scope of the problem and how to mitigate and solve bufferbloat.