Testing Forward Proxy Performance using Spirent Network Emulator
This is a demonstration of the performance increases of using a forward proxy that is caching content.
I added the Spirent Network Emulator to emulate only 30 milliseconds of round trip delay to the Internet server. The user using the proxy was able to download the 5MB file in just a couple of milliseconds but the user that was not using the proxy was downloading the file in 5 seconds.
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