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Old 04-07-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Privoxy config: Where is it??

I installed Tor and Privoxy, but want to go in and check out the Privoxy config, as the readme suggests.

The thing is, I can't find it anywhere!

Here's the info from the readme:
Once you've installed Privoxy (either from package or from source), you will need to configure Privoxy to use Tor. Open Privoxy's "config" file (look in /etc/privoxy/ or /usr/local/etc/) and add the line
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
to the top of the config file. Don't forget to add the dot at the end.

Privoxy keeps a log file of everything passed through it. In order to stop this you will need to comment out two lines by inserting a # before the line. The two lines are:
logfile logfile
and the line
jarfile jarfile
I've got tons of stuff in my /etc directory, but no "privoxy" subdirectory. The only thing in my /usr/local/etc is a "tor" directory.

I'm using OpenSUSE 10 and installed privoxy via Yast.

According to the web-based setup, privoxy is working fine. Tor also passed the "tor detector". It looks like I'm running things perfectly, I just can't find where the config is. To make this more confusing, the privoxy web-based config tells me:
The following options were given in the config file:
confdir /etc
Anybody have any ideas? I started privoxy with the supplied script, so I didn't specify any kind of non-default config location. I even tried looking at the given directories while showing all hidden files, still no dice.


Old 04-08-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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well ... !It's /etc/privoxy/config !Try a /etc/config but it does look really strange.What can i say get a tarball!

Last edited by gabsik; 04-08-2006 at 01:10 AM.
Old 04-08-2006, 06:16 AM   #3
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As I mentioned, there's no /etc/privoxy directory, so there's definitely no content in there.

I did, however, find a directory with a config file in /var/lib/privoxy/etc/. Maybe this is where Suse's Yast stuck it?

I think you're right, though. It's time to install it from source and know exactly where everything is.

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locate privoxy  | less
or (preferably as root):
grep -R privoxy /etC/*  | less


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