Simulate network latency

June 10, 2010    lag mongodb

I’ve been creating Nagios plugins for MongoDB and I needed to stimulate some network latency for testing my connect test. I wanted to simulate a 2 second connection lag so I ran the following command

tc qdisc add dev eth0 root netem delay 1000ms

When you are done you can delete it like

tc qdisc del root dev eth0

I am sure there is a better tc command you can run to get better results but this worked.

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