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pathod is a collection of pathological tools for testing and torturing HTTP clients and servers. The project has three components:

  • pathod, an pathological HTTP daemon.
  • pathoc, a perverse HTTP client.
  • libpathod.test, an API for easily using pathod and pathoc in unit tests.


The pathod documentation is self-hosted. Just fire up pathod, like so:


And then browse to:


You can always view the documentation for the latest release at the pathod website:


If you already have pip on your system, installing pathod and its dependencies is dead simple:

pip install pathod

The project has the following dependencies:

The project's test suite uses the nose unit testing framework.

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