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Detailed information about PYTHON proxy: Throxy
Proxy Name Throxy
Language and version python version: 2.3
HTTP version 1.0
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2008-12-20
Platform all
Author Jonathon C Rocholl
Home page http://svn.browsershots.org/trunk/throxy/throxy.py
Primary features Bandwith throttling

From the source code

  1. Simulate a slow connection (like dial-up).
  2. Adjustable bandwidth limit for download and upload.
  3. Optionally dump HTTP headers and content for debugging.
  4. Decompress gzip content encoding for debugging.
  5. Multiple connections, without threads (uses asyncore).
  6. Only one source file, written in pure Python.
License BSD-style
Design Architecture asyncore
Notes The web site for throxy seems to be never available. However, the source code for throxy is available from the web archive project.