"Fossies" - the Fresh Open Source Software Archive

Member "privoxy-3.0.22/doc/user-manual/index.html" (15 Nov 2014, 21188 Bytes) of package /windows/www/privoxy-3.0.22.zip:


Caution: In this restricted "Fossies" environment the current HTML page may not be correctly presentated and may have some non-functional links. Alternatively you can here view or download the uninterpreted raw source code. A member file download can also be achieved by clicking within a package contents listing on the according byte size field.

Privoxy 3.0.22 User Manual

Copyright © 2001-2014 by Privoxy Developers

$Id: user-manual.sgml,v 2.194 2014/10/21 15:30:52 fabiankeil Exp $

The Privoxy User Manual gives users information on how to install, configure and use Privoxy.

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.

Privoxy is Free Software and licensed under the GNU GPLv2.

Privoxy is an associated project of Software in the Public Interest (SPI).

Helping hands and donations are welcome:

You can find the latest version of the Privoxy User Manual at http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/. Please see the Contact section on how to contact the developers.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Features
2. Installation
2.1. Binary Packages
2.1.1. Debian and Ubuntu
2.1.2. Windows
2.1.3. OS/2
2.1.4. Mac OS X
2.1.5. Installation from ready-built package
2.1.6. Installation from source
2.1.7. FreeBSD
2.2. Building from Source
2.3. Keeping your Installation Up-to-Date
3. What's New in this Release
3.1. Note to Upgraders
4. Quickstart to Using Privoxy
4.1. Quickstart to Ad Blocking
5. Starting Privoxy
5.1. Debian
5.2. Windows
5.3. Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, HP-UX and others
5.4. OS/2
5.5. Mac OS X
5.6. Command Line Options
6. Privoxy Configuration
6.1. Controlling Privoxy with Your Web Browser
6.2. Configuration Files Overview
7. The Main Configuration File
7.1. Local Set-up Documentation
7.1.1. user-manual
7.1.2. trust-info-url
7.1.3. admin-address
7.1.4. proxy-info-url
7.2. Configuration and Log File Locations
7.2.1. confdir
7.2.2. templdir
7.2.3. temporary-directory
7.2.4. logdir
7.2.5. actionsfile
7.2.6. filterfile
7.2.7. logfile
7.2.8. trustfile
7.3. Debugging
7.3.1. debug
7.3.2. single-threaded
7.3.3. hostname
7.4. Access Control and Security
7.4.1. listen-address
7.4.2. toggle
7.4.3. enable-remote-toggle
7.4.4. enable-remote-http-toggle
7.4.5. enable-edit-actions
7.4.6. enforce-blocks
7.4.7. ACLs: permit-access and deny-access
7.4.8. buffer-limit
7.4.9. enable-proxy-authentication-forwarding
7.5. Forwarding
7.5.1. forward
7.5.2. forward-socks4, forward-socks4a, forward-socks5 and forward-socks5t
7.5.3. Advanced Forwarding Examples
7.5.4. forwarded-connect-retries
7.6. Miscellaneous
7.6.1. accept-intercepted-requests
7.6.2. allow-cgi-request-crunching
7.6.3. split-large-forms
7.6.4. keep-alive-timeout
7.6.5. tolerate-pipelining
7.6.6. default-server-timeout
7.6.7. connection-sharing
7.6.8. socket-timeout
7.6.9. max-client-connections
7.6.10. handle-as-empty-doc-returns-ok
7.6.11. enable-compression
7.6.12. compression-level
7.6.13. client-header-order
7.7. Windows GUI Options
8. Actions Files
8.1. Finding the Right Mix
8.2. How to Edit
8.3. How Actions are Applied to Requests
8.4. Patterns
8.4.1. The Host Pattern
8.4.2. The Path Pattern
8.4.3. The Tag Pattern
8.4.4. The Negative Tag Patterns
8.5. Actions
8.5.1. add-header
8.5.2. block
8.5.3. change-x-forwarded-for
8.5.4. client-header-filter
8.5.5. client-header-tagger
8.5.6. content-type-overwrite
8.5.7. crunch-client-header
8.5.8. crunch-if-none-match
8.5.9. crunch-incoming-cookies
8.5.10. crunch-server-header
8.5.11. crunch-outgoing-cookies
8.5.12. deanimate-gifs
8.5.13. downgrade-http-version
8.5.14. external-filter
8.5.15. fast-redirects
8.5.16. filter
8.5.17. force-text-mode
8.5.18. forward-override
8.5.19. handle-as-empty-document
8.5.20. handle-as-image
8.5.21. hide-accept-language
8.5.22. hide-content-disposition
8.5.23. hide-if-modified-since
8.5.24. hide-from-header
8.5.25. hide-referrer
8.5.26. hide-user-agent
8.5.27. limit-connect
8.5.28. limit-cookie-lifetime
8.5.29. prevent-compression
8.5.30. overwrite-last-modified
8.5.31. redirect
8.5.32. server-header-filter
8.5.33. server-header-tagger
8.5.34. session-cookies-only
8.5.35. set-image-blocker
8.5.36. Summary
8.6. Aliases
8.7. Actions Files Tutorial
8.7.1. match-all.action
8.7.2. default.action
8.7.3. user.action
9. Filter Files
9.1. Filter File Tutorial
9.2. The Pre-defined Filters
9.3. External filter syntax
10. Privoxy's Template Files
11. Contacting the Developers, Bug Reporting and Feature Requests
11.1. Please provide sufficient information
11.2. Get Support
11.3. Reporting Problems
11.3.1. Reporting Ads or Other Configuration Problems
11.3.2. Reporting Bugs
11.4. Reporting security problems
11.5. Request New Features
11.6. Mailing Lists
12. Privoxy Copyright, License and History
12.1. License
12.2. History
12.3. Authors
13. See Also
14. Appendix
14.1. Regular Expressions
14.2. Privoxy's Internal Pages
14.3. Chain of Events
14.4. Troubleshooting: Anatomy of an Action