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Privoxy Frequently Asked Questions
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2. Installation

2.1. Which browsers are supported by Privoxy?

Any browser that can be configured to use a "proxy", which - should be virtually all browsers. Direct browser support is not necessary - since Privoxy runs as a separate application and - just exchanges standard HTML data with your browser, just like a web server - does.

2.2. Which operating systems are supported?

At present, Privoxy is known to run on Win32, Mac - OSX, OS/2, AmigaOS, Linux (RedHat, Suse, Debian), FreeBSD, and many flavors - of Unix. There are source and binary releases for these available for - download at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=11118.

But any operating system that runs TCP/IP, can conceivably take advantage of - Privoxy in a networked situation where - Privoxy would run as a server on a LAN gateway. - Then only the "gateway" needs to be running one of the above - operating systems.

Source code is freely available, so porting to other operating systems, - is always a possibility.

2.3. Can I install - Privoxy over Junkbuster?

We recommend you uninstall Junkbuster - first to minimize conflicts and confusion. You may want to - save your old configuration files for future reference. The configuration - is substantially changed. -

See the user-manual for - platform specific installation instructions. -

Note: Some installers may automatically uninstall - Junkbuster, if present! -

2.4. I just installed Privoxy. Is there anything -special I have to do now?

All browsers must be told to use Privoxy - as a proxy by specifying the correct proxy address and port number - in the appropriate configuration area for the browser. See below. - Also, you should flush your browser's memory and disk cache to get rid of any - cached items.

2.5. What is the proxy address of Privoxy?

If you set up the Privoxy to run on - the computer you browse from (rather than your ISP's server or some - networked computer on a LAN), the proxy will be on "localhost" - (which is the special name used by every computer on the Internet to refer - to itself) and the port will be 8118 (unless you have Privoxy to run on a different port with the - listen-address config option). -

When configuring your browser's proxy settings you typically enter - the word "localhost" in the boxes next to "HTTP" - and "Secure" (HTTPS) and then the number "8118" - for "port". This tells your browser to send all web - requests to Privoxy instead of directly to the - Internet. -

Privoxy can also be used to proxy for - a Local Area Network. In this case, your would enter either the IP - address of the LAN host where Privoxy - is running, or the equivalent hostname. Port assignment would be - same as above. -

Privoxy does not currently handle - protocols such as FTP, SMTP, IM, IRC, ICQ, or other Internet - protocols. -

2.6. I just installed Privoxy, and nothing is happening. -All the ads are there. What's wrong?

Did you configure your browser to use Privoxy - as a proxy? It does not sound like it. See above. You might also try flushing - the browser's caches to force a full re-reading of pages. You can verify - that Privoxy is running, and your browser - is correctly configured by entering the special URL: - http://p.p/. This should give you - a banner that says "This is Privoxy" and - access to Privoxy's internal configuration. - If you see this, then you are good to go. If not, the browser or - Privoxy are not set up correctly.


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2.1. Which browsers are supported by + Privoxy?

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Any browser that can be configured to use a proxy, which should be virtually all browsers, including + Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari among others. Direct browser support is + not an absolute requirement since Privoxy runs as a separate application and + talks to the browser in the standardized HTTP protocol, just like a web server does.

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2.2. Which operating systems are supported?

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At present, Privoxy is known to run on Windows 95 and later versions (98, ME, + 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10 etc.), GNU/Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Slackware and + others), Mac OS X (10.4 and upwards on PPC and Intel processors), Haiku, DragonFly, ElectroBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, + OpenBSD, Solaris, and various other flavors of Unix.

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But any operating system that runs TCP/IP, can conceivably take advantage of Privoxy in a networked situation where Privoxy would run as + a server on a LAN gateway. Then only the "gateway" needs to be running one of the + above operating systems.

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Source code is freely available, so porting to other operating systems is always a possibility.

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2.3. Can I use Privoxy with my email client?

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As long as there is some way to set a HTTP proxy for the client, then yes, any application can be used, + whether it is strictly speaking a "browser" or not. Though this may not be the best + approach for dealing with some of the common abuses of HTML in email. See How can I configure Privoxy with Outlook? below for more on this.

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Be aware that HTML email presents a number of unique security and privacy related issues, that can require + advanced skills to overcome. The developers recommend using email clients that can be configured to convert HTML + to plain text for these reasons.

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2.4. I just installed Privoxy. Is there anything special I + have to do now?

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All browsers should be told to use Privoxy as a proxy by specifying the + correct proxy address and port number in the appropriate configuration area for the browser. It's possible to + combine Privoxy with a packet filter to intercept HTTP requests even if the + client isn't explicitly configured to use Privoxy, but where possible, + configuring the client is recommended. See the User Manual + for more details. You should also flush your browser's memory and disk cache to get rid of any cached junk + items, and remove any stored cookies.

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2.5. What is the proxy address of Privoxy?

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If you set up the Privoxy to run on the computer you browse from (rather than + your ISP's server or some networked computer on a LAN), the proxy will be on 127.0.0.1 + (sometimes referred to as "localhost", which is the special name used by every + computer on the Internet to refer to itself) and the port will be 8118 (unless you used the listen-address config option to tell Privoxy to run on a different port).

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When configuring your browser's proxy settings you typically enter the word "localhost" or the IP address "127.0.0.1" in the boxes next to + "HTTP" and "Secure" (HTTPS) and then the number + "8118" for "port". This tells your browser to send all web + requests to Privoxy instead of directly to the Internet.

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Privoxy can also be used to proxy for a Local Area Network. In this case, + your would enter either the IP address of the LAN host where Privoxy is running, + or the equivalent hostname, e.g. 192.168.1.1. Port assignment would be same as above. + Note that Privoxy doesn't listen on any LAN interfaces by default.

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Privoxy does not currently handle any other protocols such as FTP, SMTP, IM, + IRC, ICQ, etc.

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2.6. I just installed Privoxy, and nothing is happening. All the + ads are there. What's wrong?

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Did you configure your browser to use Privoxy as a proxy? It does not sound + like it. See above. You might also try flushing the browser's caches to force a full re-reading of pages. You can + verify that Privoxy is running, and your browser is correctly configured by + entering the special URL: http://p.p/. This should take you to a page + titled "This is Privoxy.." with access to Privoxy's + internal configuration. If you see this, then you are good to go. If you receive a page saying "Privoxy is not running", then the browser is not set up to use your Privoxy installation. If you receive anything else (probably nothing at all), it could + either be that the browser is not set up correctly, or that Privoxy is not + running at all. Check the log file. For + instructions on starting Privoxy and browser configuration, see the chapter on starting Privoxy in the User + Manual.

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2.7. I get a "Privoxy is not being + used" dummy page although Privoxy is running and being used.

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First, make sure that Privoxy is really running and + being used by visiting http://p.p/. You should see the Privoxy main page. If not, see the chapter on starting Privoxy in the User + Manual.

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Now if http://p.p/ works for you, but other parts of Privoxy's web interface show the dummy page, your browser has cached a redirection it + encountered before Privoxy was being used. You need to clear your browser's + cache. Note that shift-reloading the dummy page won't help, since that'll only refresh the dummy page, not the + redirection that lead you there.

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The procedure for clearing the cache varies from browser to browser. For example, Mozilla/Netscape users would click Edit --> Preferences --> Advanced --> Cache and then click both "Clear Memory + Cache" and "Clear Disk Cache". In some + Firefox versions it's Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> Cache and then click "Clear Cache + Now".

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