I downloaded polipo from my package manager and ran
and it started the service on localhost:8123.
However, If I set the proxy in firefox, or if I set
$ export http_proxy=localhost:8123
$ wget http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-file-format.txt
I will get this error:
[Leo@chessman ~]$ wget http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-file-format.txt
--2011-01-12 16:53:13-- http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-file-format.txt
Connecting to 127.0.0.1:8123... connected.
Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 504 Host tukaani.org lookup failed: Timeout
2011-01-12 16:54:27 ERROR 504: Host tukaani.org lookup failed: Timeout.
I tried it with other sites to such as google.com, and I got the same error.
Is this a glitch in polipo?
If I set the proxy if firefox, it freezes on "Waiting for <insert-site-here>.com ..."