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I am looking for tools for Windows that can act as a reverse-proxy in front of a server to introduce various networking issues like jitter, delays, or packet loss.

My preference is a software solution that will work on Windows. Httpd mod_proxy doesn't appear to support such a configuration, and googling for a tool in this category is proving fruitless.

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I find clumsy wonderful :

http://jagt.github.io/clumsy/index.html

clumsy makes your network condition on Windows significantly worse, but in a managed and interactive manner.

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This this is awesome, no install or drivers. Many other solutions either didn't work and required installing network drivers. –  guanome May 2 at 15:46

If you're just testing how your app will repsond to ill-behaved networks, you could do worse that fire up a linux box in front of it with Wansim - I know, you wanted something ON the windows box... but probably doing the delayage there is an unfair test, as you've already bypassed a bunch of the stuff that is under test (eg how the OS & hardware handles packet loss).

I think you're not going to find web proxies to induce this sort of nastiness - far too high level.

Apologies if "testing your app's resilience" is not what you are after... thought i'd make an assumption rather than ask and forget to reply ;)

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My actually goal is to test a client's reaction, and verify some changes I am planning to make will improve the situation. –  Scott Markwell Aug 18 '11 at 0:36

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