Privoxy for Linux Publisher's description
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Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with......
Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.
What's New in This Release:В· Added IPv6 support. Thanks to Petr Pisar who not only provided the initial patch but also helped a lot with the integration.
В· Added client-side keep-alive support. This should also allow NTLM authentication through Privoxy, but this hasn't been confirmed yet.
В· The connection sharing code is only used if the connection-sharing option is enabled.
В· The max-client-connections option has been added to restrict the number of client connections below a value enforced by the operating system.
В· Fixed a regression reintroduced in 3.0.12 that could cause crashes on mingw32 if header date randomization was enabled.
В· Compressed content with extra fields couldn't be decompressed and would get passed to the client unfiltered. This problem has only be detected through statical analysis with clang as nobody seems to be using extra fields anyway.
В· If the server resets the Connection after sending only the headers Privoxy forwards what it got to the client. Previously Privoxy would deliver an error message instead.
В· Error messages in case of connection timeouts use the right HTTP status code.
В· If spawning a child to handle a request fails, the client gets an error message and Privoxy continues to listen for new requests right away.
В· The error messages in case of server-connection timeouts or prematurely closed server connections are now template-based.
В· If zlib support isn't compiled in, Privoxy no longer tries to filter compressed content unless explicitly asked to do so.
В· In case of connections that are denied based on ACL directives, the memory used for the client IP is no longer leaked.
В· Fixed another small memory leak if the client request times out while waiting for client headers other than the request line.
В· The client socket is kept open until the server socket has been marked as unused. This should increase the chances that the still-open connection will be reused for the client's next request to the same destination. Note that this only matters if connection-sharing is enabled.
В· A TODO list has been added to the source tarballs to give potential volunteers a better idea of what the current goals are. Donations are still welcome too: http://www.privoxy.org/faq/general.html#DONATE
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall