I'm on a satellite link. The minimum latency for a round trip packet is 700 ms. I've seen it take as much as 10,000 ms.
If I have a single browser window open and type 1 character into a search field, I get a rash of packets running back and forth between my machine and the search engine.
In the Bad Old Days of using teletype terminals (now you know how old I am...) you could put the terminal into 'line mode' where it wouldn't send the line until you hit carriage return/line feed.
I'm looking for a browser/extension combination that will:
Where possible block together multiple keystrokes and send them in a single packet.
Block all tracking packets. (I already run no-script on a pretty short leash.)
Show a traffic flow by tab.
The first would decrease the per keystroke problem.
- A dns lookup
- An HTTP tcp setup
- An http get
- An http tcp teardown (Above assumes a new site for each tracker)
Number 3 gives you a quick show of which tab is being a bandwidth pig. Ideally it would report much like multi router traffic grapher.
One user suggested Lynx. Lynx was a PITA at the best of times. I'd hate to use lynx with 30 tabs open. (Or 30 terminal windows open.)