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My contact email: [email protected]


My Skills, Expertise and Experience:

  • Datacom, R&D, and product architecture/development/research
  • Systems Software, Linux Kernel Network Stack (Network sub-system, drivers: bridge, vlan, vxlan, tun/tap, veth, etc) and user-space networking
  • work closely with CEOs/CTOs/product-architects and assist in complete product life cycle, strategy and so on
  • more than a decade of experience in WAN Optimization, Deep-space and Satellite Network technologies
  • SDN and Cloud Orchestration, Hypervisor tuning and optimization
  • Networking Hardware, OpenWRT customization and ecosystem (EDGE)
  • Founded TrafficSqueezer (in the year 2006) an open-source WAN Optimization network stack.
    * TOFFEE (or The TOFFEE Project research) is a fork of TrafficSqueezer. For more details: Why TOFFEE is forked from TrafficSqueezer
  • Founded The Linux Channel an Youtube Linux channel for advance Linux users, systems and network software programmers and tech enthusiasts.
  • Besides things I am interested and currently engaged on:
    * spiritualism
    * sustainable living
    * researching green technologies, going off-grid, micro-power generation for powering Wireless nodes and satellite/deep-space communication
    * art and music


Some of the companies worked/served in the past:

  • Cavium, Inc. - semiconductor company based in San Jose, California specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based network, video and security processors and SoCs.
  • MontaVista Software - acquired by Cavium, Inc. leader in embedded Linux commercialization, develops embedded Linux system software, development tools, and related software.
  • Doublefish Solutions - an IT enabled services and research firm
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. - world's leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions.
  • TATA ELXSI - an Indian design company and a part of the Tata Group. It provides design and technology services for product engineering and solutions across industries including broadcast, communications, and automotive.
    • Pace plc - a British company who developed set-top boxes, advanced residential gateways, software and services for the pay-TV and broadband services industry. Pace's customers included cable, telco, satellite and IPTV operators. Pace is now a part of ARRIS. ARRIS International plc.
    • Accton Technology Corporation - a company in Taiwan that principally engages in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of Ethernet switches, wireless local area network (WLAN) products and Internet access products.
    • Bivio Networks, Inc. - Award-winning, high-performance Cyber Security Application Platforms for superior network intelligence and cyber defense.
    • World Wide Packets, Inc. - a carrier Ethernet company (in 2008 acquired by Ciena Corporation)
  • Comodo Group, Inc - leading SSL Provider offers Free Antivirus, Internet Security, Firewall, Endpoint Security and other PC Security software for Windows & all OS.


Kiran Swapnil (Student) meet at Chennai Karachi Cafe 2022 Kiran with Dr Shiju Sathyadevan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays 2015 Bangalore India Kiran Kankipati author TOFFEE
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays Award Kiran Kankipati Tux Addict
Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip - Native American Flute



Co-author/Editor: Sarees are my passion - an exclusive women's ethnic Indian fashion wear journal
Sarees are my passion - contemporary

💎 TOFFEE-MOCHA new bootable ISO: Download
💎 TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF


Recommended Topics:

Internet optimization through TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Demo ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Internet optimization through TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Demo

MySQL Database Network Data - WAN Acceleration ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is a quick demo of TOFFEE WAN Optimization optimizing MySQL Data transfers of a MySQL Client to Server Remote Access.

How to check a website using CDN ? ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment with web-proxy cache ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
If you want to deploy TOFFEE along with a web-proxy cache (such as Squid Proxy) you can deploy the same as shown below. TOFFEE does not cache files. TOFFEE does packet level network optimization. So if you want caching your web content you can use transparent mode web-proxy cache intercepting your WAN links. A web-proxy may reduce amount of data being processed (optimized) within these TOFFEE devices and so reduce the CPU overheads and improve its performance.

TOFFEE Data-Center WAN Optimization deployment in Big Data Analytics ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

First TOFFEE-Mocha Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE-Mocha is my dream project which I thought working on it since several years. I want to make a WAN emulation software which is straight forward and simple to use. I used tc scripts along with iptables for testing my TOFFEE (and TrafficSqueezer before TOFFEE) and I am not quite satisfied with the same. As one can understand these scripts are not meant for WAN emulation.

Watch on Youtube - [1888//1] Deep Space Communication - Episode1 - Introduction ↗


LoRaWAN - Network Optimization via TOFFEE WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
LoRaWAN - Network Optimization via TOFFEE WAN Optimization

VPN Network Optimization via TOFFEE WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
VPN Networks may degrade network performance due to various packet processing overheads such as encryption and by adding extra network protocol header(s) (such as IPv4/IPv6, IPSec, etc). This may inflate near MTU sized packets and causes excessive packet fragmentation. Here are the few examples of packet processing involved in a VPN (or a VPN like) Tunnel. With TOFFEE you can optimize these packets even before they get processed on to a VPN device. TOFFEE optimizes packet contents (application payload and transport headers) so that these TOFFEE optimized packets when they get processed by VPN devices (or VPN software stack) they may never need further packet fragmentation. Here is a deployment scenario of TOFFEE with VPN devices.

Moon Base and Space Colonization - First we need fast InterPlanetary Internet ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 1-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I got a feature request from Jonathan Withers. Jonathan is from a company called MultiWave Australia. He said he is able to get the TOFFEE-Mocha Raspberry Pi setup up and with that he is able to emulate geostationary satellite link. But he requested me is there a way to extend the constant packet delay from 40mS to 500mS. So as a part of his request I supported the same in the current ongoing development version of TOFFEE-Mocha.



Featured Educational Video:
Watch on Youtube - [8613//1] x254 Kernel Init Code without Kernel Module - Kernel Programming Tip #linode ↗

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 16-June-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I started TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development on 1-June-2016. I took the existing TOFFEE components as a base. Although the TOFFEE-Mocha is entirely an independent fresh Open-Source WAN Emulation solution. Ever since I am in the process of defining and inventing features. So far I come up with the most important feature which is expected to be present in any WAN Emulation software is the packet delay option.

Introducing TOFFEE-Fudge - Network Packet Generator ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE Fudge is a simple intuitive Network Packet Generator which can be used to create custom test synthetic Network Packets and can be used in various applications such as networking research, network infrastructure troubleshooting, ethical hacking, as a network software development tool and so on.

Live demo - Data Transfer - High bandwidth to Low bandwidth ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I always wanted to do some real experiments and research on packet flow patterns from High-bandwidth to Low-bandwidth networks via networking devices. This is something can be analyzed via capturing Network stack buffer data and other parameters, bench-marking, and so on. But eventually the data-transfer nature and other aspects is often contaminated due to the underlying OS and the way Network stack is implemented. So to understand the nature of packet flow from Higher to Lower bandwidth and vice-versa such as Lower to higher bandwidth, I thought I experiment with various tools and things which physically we can observe this phenomena.

TOFFEE Data-Center WAN Optimization deployment in Big Data Analytics ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021




Setting up a WAN Emulator within VirtualBox ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021



Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization


Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes


Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card [CDN]


TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server