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In many development scenarios I needed to see how my application - web or desktop would behave when the internet connection is very slow - 10-15KBps. Is there a way to slow down the internet speed in Ubuntu/Windows/Mac?


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This question has been asked over at askUbuntu. There is, apparently, a walkthrough over at UbuntuGeek. Though this does seem like overkill...


On the Mac there's a tool that comes with XCode called Network Link Conditioner. You can chose various pre-defined network profiles (eg "3G, Good Connectivity" or "Edge, Lossy Network") or define your own using parameters such as bandwidth, dropped packet percentage, etc and independently for downstream and upstream.


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