Privoxy 3.0.3 User Manual

Copyright 2001 - 2004 by Privoxy Developers

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

Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, modifying 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).

You can find the latest version of the 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. Red Hat, SuSE and Conectiva RPMs
2.1.2. Debian
2.1.3. Windows
2.1.4. Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, HP-UX
2.1.5. OS/2
2.1.6. Mac OSX
2.1.7. AmigaOS
2.1.8. Gentoo
2.2. Building from Source
2.3. Keeping your Installation Up-to-Date
3. Note to Upgraders
4. Quickstart to Using Privoxy
4.1. Quickstart to Ad Blocking
5. Starting Privoxy
5.1. Red Hat and Conectiva
5.2. Debian
5.3. SuSE
5.4. Windows
5.5. Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, HP-UX and others
5.6. OS/2
5.7. Mac OSX
5.8. AmigaOS
5.9. Gentoo
5.10. 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. Configuration and Log File Locations
7.1.1. confdir
7.1.2. logdir
7.1.3. actionsfile
7.1.4. filterfile
7.1.5. logfile
7.1.6. jarfile
7.1.7. trustfile
7.2. Local Set-up Documentation
7.2.1. user-manual
7.2.2. trust-info-url
7.2.3. admin-address
7.2.4. proxy-info-url
7.3. Debugging
7.3.1. debug
7.3.2. single-threaded
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-edit-actions
7.4.5. ACLs: permit-access and deny-access
7.4.6. buffer-limit
7.5. Forwarding
7.5.1. forward
7.5.2. forward-socks4 and forward-socks4a
7.5.3. Advanced Forwarding Examples
7.6. Windows GUI Options
8. Actions Files
8.1. Finding the Right Mix
8.2. How to Edit
8.3. How Actions are Applied to URLs
8.4. Patterns
8.4.1. The Domain Pattern
8.4.2. The Path Pattern
8.5. Actions
8.5.1. add-header
8.5.2. block
8.5.3. crunch-incoming-cookies
8.5.4. crunch-outgoing-cookies
8.5.5. deanimate-gifs
8.5.6. downgrade-http-version
8.5.7. fast-redirects
8.5.8. filter
8.5.9. handle-as-image
8.5.10. hide-forwarded-for-headers
8.5.11. hide-from-header
8.5.12. hide-referrer
8.5.13. hide-user-agent
8.5.14. kill-popups
8.5.15. limit-connect
8.5.16. prevent-compression
8.5.17. send-vanilla-wafer
8.5.18. send-wafer
8.5.19. session-cookies-only
8.5.20. set-image-blocker
8.5.21. Summary
8.6. Aliases
8.7. Actions Files Tutorial
8.7.1. default.action
8.7.2. user.action
9. The Filter File
9.1. Filter File Tutorial
9.2. The Pre-defined Filters
10. Templates
11. Contacting the Developers, Bug Reporting and Feature Requests
11.1. Get Support
11.2. Report Bugs
11.3. Request New Features
11.4. Report Ads or Other Actions-Related Problems
11.5. Other
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
14.2.1. Bookmarklets
14.3. Chain of Events
14.4. Anatomy of an Action