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I am currently starting to develop a web-application. This application should also upload a significant amount of data.

Does a tool exist, with which I can limit the upload and download speed for some applications or the whole computer?

(Ubuntu Linux or Windows 7, preferably both)

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Shunra has tools to simulate a variety of network impairments- bandwidth, latency or packet loss (and maybe more).

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On linux environments you can use the netem application which allows you to emulate a very wide range of networking circumstances.

You are able to control latency, packet loss, jitter, and limit bandwidth without needing to create new devices or configure applications any differently.

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Please check Aptimize Latency Simulator Tool. This can be used to simulate network latency (locally hosted, remotely hosted). The bandwidth would differ in both cases.

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  2. Walkthrough video - link, This link seems removed adding link from my notes
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