Load is a utility for Web application and SOAP-based Web services performance and scalability testing. It features a scripting language and a library of test objects for the creation of intelligent agents that drive the Web application or SOAP-based Web service. Running hundreds of agents concurrently shows how your software performs in production environments. Load is a Java application that runs on Linux, Solaris, NT, Win2000, and Macintosh. While Load continues to be maintained, the next generation is the TestMaker program.
RabbIt is a mutating, caching Web proxy used to speed up surfing over slow links like modems. It does this by removing advertising and background images and scaling down images to low quality JPEGs. RabbIT is written in Java and should be able to run on any platform. It does depend upon an image converter if image scaling is on. The recommended image converter is "convert" from the ImageMagick package.
mod_sphinx is an Apache module which intercepts output bound for the client, whether it be from files served by the same Web server, files sent via reverse proxying, or files delivered by transparent forward proxying (outbound proxying, as in your browser's proxy setting). It opens the text and replaces a word with another word or phrase. When in regular proxy mode, it cannot modify SSL content since Apache cannot decrypt that (it would be a protocol violation).