A proxy that accelerates requests via multipart downloading
npm install catalyst-proxy
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|Version||0.2.0 last updated 2 months ago|
|Keywords||multipart, proxy, http|
|Dependencies||commander, lodash, multisource-stream, tmpl-log|
A proxy that silently accelerates requests via multipart downloading. Officially the best thing ever.
catalyst-proxy establishes multiples connections to download a single resource from a web server, potentially increasing the download speed.
Only supports "streaming" acceleration for now: resources are cut into parts of equal length (
--partSize CLI option) that are downloaded concurrently (
--threads CLI option) and served sequentially. This behavior differs from most download managers and allows to consume the resource while downloading it.
- Speed up video streaming websites, such as YouTube.
- Speed up software and game downloaders/installers.
- Speed up everything.
You need to have Node.JS >= 0.10.0 installed on your system.
$ npm install -g catalyst-proxy
$ npm update -g catalyst-proxy
$ catalyst start to boot up the proxy. Simply add the printed address and port as an HTTP proxy in your system settings and you're set.
$ catalyst start -h to list all available options.
--contentLength are the three CLI options you should be tweaking.
partSizespecifies the size of each thread part. For example, if set to
1048576, it will cut the resource into parts of
1 megabyte = 1048576 byteseach. For video streaming, you should try to set this as low as is reasonable.
threadsspecifies the maximum amount of concurrent threads. For example, if set to
12, it will launch as many as
12concurrent threads, each downloading a resource part of size
partSize. Note that download speed will be balanced between threads.
contentLengthspecifies the minimum size of a resource for
catalystto try to download it using threaded downloading.