August 29, 2002

Privoxy 3.0.0

Privoxy Developers writes - "Privoxy is a web proxy with
advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering
web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and
removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk.
Privoxy has a very flexible
configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and
tastes. Privoxy has application
for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

Privoxy is based on Internet Junkbuster (tm).

At present, Privoxy is known to
run on Windows(95, 98, ME, 2000, XP), Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian,
Conectiva, Gentoo), Mac OSX, OS/2, AmigaOS, BeOS, FreeBSD, NetBSD,
Solaris, and many more flavors of Unix.

In addition to the traditional features of Internet Junkbuster, such as ad and banner
blocking, cookie management/protection, and HTTP header
manipulation, Privoxy adds many
enhancements, and new features in the same vein.

  • Integrated browser based configuration and control utility at (shortcut: http://p.p/). Browser-based tracing
    of rule and filter effects. Remote toggling.

  • Web page content filtering (removes banners based on size,
    invisible "web-bugs", JavaScript and
    HTML annoyances, pop-up windows, etc.)

  • Modularized configuration that allows for standard settings and
    user settings to reside in separate files, so that installing
    updated actions files won't overwrite individual user settings.

  • HTTP/1.1 compliant (but not all optional 1.1 features are

  • Support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions in the
    configuration files, and generally a more sophisticated and
    flexible configuration syntax over previous versions.

  • Improved cookie management features (e.g. session based

  • GIF de-animation.

  • Bypass many click-tracking scripts (avoids script

  • Multi-threaded (POSIX and native threads).

  • User-customizable HTML templates for all proxy-generated pages
    (e.g. "blocked" page).

  • Auto-detection and re-reading of config file changes.

  • Improved signal handling, and a true daemon mode (Unix).

  • Every feature now controllable on a per-site or per-location
    basis, configuration more powerful and versatile over-all.

  • Many smaller new features added, limitations and bugs removed,
    and security holes fixed.

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