Bufferbloat is the undesirable latency that comes from a router or other network equipment buffering too much data.
We’ve written an introduction to the bufferbloat problem that we believe is both accessible to non-technical readers and informative to techies. We recommend you start there to get a feel for the nature and scope of the problem. Then, read our mission statement to find out what we’re doing about it.
Many of the symptoms of bufferbloat-induced congestion have an immediate, user-visible impact on performance. If you’re not sure you are seeing these, there are experiments you can perform on your home hardware to detect bufferbloat problems. If you want to jump straight to fixing the problem, we have a mitigation and solutions page.
Much of the original analysis and discussion of bufferbloat took place on technical blogs. We have collected a tasty selection of blog references for your reading pleasure.
There is also a list of product specific pages.
Our project has very active mailing lists on which we’re developing anti-bufferbloat fixes, diagnostic tools, documentation, and other fun things. You can also look at a ToDo list of projects that need work.