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Old 09-03-2002, 06:11 PM   #1
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i only have 1 computer and wondering if it's still possible to proxy my self?

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Old 09-03-2002, 10:21 PM   #2
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Why such implications?
Old 09-04-2002, 07:44 AM   #3
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You can run a web proxy cache for yourself. This can be faster than using the web-browser's own disk cache, especially if you're using more than one browser, but it's quite possibly a waste of effort.

If you're interested in simply making things a bit faster, though, try installing a caching nameserver that forwards to your ISP's own DNS servers. That'll probably make more of a difference than a web cache anyway.
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(..)but it's quite possibly a waste of effort.(..)

hmm. Unless you mean using something like Privoxy (ne Junkbuster), which can alter pages OTF, saving you all kinds of weirdness like webbugs, banners, Javascript malware and such to speed up surfing.
Especially if you let it proxy tru your ISP's proxy.

Here's a stupid regex example of how I speed up surfing *one whole page* w/o need for cookies by changing links for downloading from Sourceforge:
Old 09-04-2002, 10:43 AM   #5
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Well, I have a fundamental objection to stripping banners from web sites. Mainly this is because a site like this very one, for instance, is getting its income from the banners.

Blocking the adverts can mean that the site in question closes down, and at the very least you are, in effect, not paying for the site. If a site has banners and you have a fundamental objection to banners, then go elsewhere.

Oh, and I should point out that if you don't like the banners here, then you can of course turn them off - just become a contributing member.

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