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HTTP proxy that makes external APIs slow – lets you test that your app gracefully handles API failures
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malinger

An HTTP proxy that makes external APIs slow. Why do you need this? It lets you test whether your application gracefully handles slow APIs and API failures!

Features

Useful for testing how an application deals with an API becoming slow (e.g., are timeouts handled gracefully?). The proxy delays the delivery of the header and body for a given number of seconds.

Suports SSL for both incoming requests and proxied requests.

Usage

node malinger.js [options]

Options:
  --port              The port the proxy listens on, default is 8080
  --ssl               Make the proxy listens for HTTPS connections
  --delay SECONDS     Delay until response header and body is delivered
  --remote-host HOST  The remote host to which requests are proxied (required)
  --remote-ssl        Use HTTPS to proxy the requests to the remote host

Support for HTTPS

If using --ssl, the files privatekey.pem and certificate.pem are expected to be present in the current directory. You can create a self-signed SSL cert as follows using openssl:

openssl genrsa -out privatekey.pem 1024 openssl req -new -key privatekey.pem -out certrequest.csr openssl x509 -req -in certrequest.csr -signkey privatekey.pem -out certificate.pem

Note: when using a self-signed certificate, you may need to disable verification of the certificate in the client library. It may be easier to switch to non-SSL mode.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Adrian Lienhard adrian.lienhard@gmail.com;

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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