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Old 04-05-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Squid VS Privoxy

I have been running squid for several years now and lately had done some readin on privoxy. I have never implemented it though and I thought I might try to see if I could get some input from some people out there that are currently using privoxy or have in the past. Other than the special tools it has for the junkbuster routines, is it basically a standard proxy server that sets up a localised cache on your system that can be fed to a LAN? Any info you guys might have out there would be great. I am also interested in the operational speed comparison between the two.../p
Old 04-06-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Other than the special tools it has for the junkbuster routines, is it basically a standard proxy server that sets up a localised cache on your system that can be fed to a LAN?
No. It is just junkbuster with a nicer UI and some additional features. Its entire purpose is to protect privacy by preventing/controlling "browser leaks", and to prevent annoyances by blocking ad sites, controlling cookies, and preventing obnoxious javascript behavior. I run it on both Windows and Linux.
Old 05-09-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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Found this thread when searching for "privoxy". Hope it is OK to add a question?

Have set up a linux server box, using Feather linux + iptables + dhcp3-server, with the following hardware:

ADSL modem/router --> eth1 --> linux server box --> eth0 -XO-> wireless AP ----->---> LAN of several wireless connected boxes -------- -------------- ----- ----------- dhcp'd from to

The above works fine.

Problem is that after I installed privoxy, it ran and I could access the web-based configuration page on the server box but, despite trying a series of "listening" IP addresses on the LAN boxes, could not get the proxy to work.

Any suggestions on the setup of privoxy on the server and the correct configuration of the LAN browser proxies much appreciated.




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