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May 27, 2009 7:38 AM Subscribe
InternetQAfilter: how can I test my site as if it were being loaded from other countries?
posted by Billegible to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have a webapp that we're selling to various clients in various countries. Every now and then we get a report from a demo'er about problems with the site that we can't replicate here, which we suspect might be due to an infinitesimal increase in load-lag across the long interwebnet pipes across the ocean. And yes, there are also other possibilities such as unique firewalls, poor net connections at demo locations, etc., but we have to eliminate each element separately before we can be absolutely sure there's nothing to fix in homebase.
I'd like to find some kind of proxy that would load the site for me as from France, Japan, etc., i.e. loaded from our home server via whatever path it then takes to arrive there.
The internet being what it is, I assume there must already exist some such tool or site. Does anyone know of one? How do you test your web apps in similar circumstances?