BikeHelmet writes "Does anyone know of proxy server software with compression technology, or software that can compress entire TCP/IP connections? Like what Opera has for their browser, but for the entire TCP/IP stack?
I have a friend in Australia, which has a horrible ADSL2 internet connection. When he hits 25GB of transfer for the month(or when his ISP says he has), they cap him to 64kbit. This is too slow to do anything. Browsing the internet is slow, and playing games is nearly impossible without lagging out. (though to his credit, we managed to play a 4-person round of TF2 today... until two more people joined and he dropped.)
Since at 64kbit, his ping already spirals out of control, I figured maybe there's at least a way to get him more bandwidth. I recall dialup ISPs used to offer some sort of compression that made that 56k act more like a 12KB/sec connection for downloading webpages. If there's some sort of proxy server software that can compress packets on my end and pass them on to him, then I figure we could run it on our computers to speed up his connection.
And before anyone asks, my ISP is okay with acting as a server, and has all ports opened up. So, is there some free software that fits the task?"