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2. - Installation

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2. Installation

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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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2.1. 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 - etc.), GNU/Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Slackware and - others), Mac OS X (10.4 and upwards on PPC and Intel processors), OS/2, - Haiku, DragonFly, ElectroBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and - various other flavors of Unix.

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Privoxy used to work on AmigaOS and - QNX, too, but the code currently isn't maintained and its status - unknown. It might no longer compile, but getting it working again - shouldn't be too hard.

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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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2.2. 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 2.3. Can I use Privoxy with my email client? +

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

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 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 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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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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2.6. 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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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".