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PRIVOXY(1)									       PRIVOXY(1)

       privoxy - Privacy Enhancing Proxy

       privoxy	[--help ] [--version ] [--no-daemon ] [--pidfile pidfile ] [--user user[.group] ]
       [configfile ] (UNIX)

       privoxy.exe [configfile ] (Windows)

       Privoxy may be invoked with the following command line options:

       --help Print brief usage info and exit.

	      Print version info and exit.

	      Don't  become  a daemon, i.e. don't fork and become  process  group  leader,  don't
	      detach from controlling tty, and do all logging there.

       --pidfile pidfile
	      On startup, write the process ID to pidfile.  Delete the pidfile on exit.  Failiure
	      to create or delete the pidfile is non-fatal. If no --pidfile option is  given,  no
	      PID file will be used.

       --user user[.group]
	      After  (optionally) writing the PID file, assume the user ID of user and the GID of
	      group, or, if the optional group was not given, the default group of user. Exit  if
	      the privileges are not sufficient to do so.

       If  the configfile is not specified on  the  command  line, Privoxy  will  look for a file
       named config in the current directory (except on Win32 where it will try  config.txt).  If
       no configfile is found, Privoxy will fail to start.

       Privoxy	is  a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, fil-
       tering 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).

       Browsers must be individually configured to use Privoxy as a HTTP proxy.  The default set-
       ting is	for  localhost,  on port  8118 (configurable in the main config  file).   To  set
       the  HTTP  proxy in Netscape and Mozilla, go through:  Edit; Preferences;  Advanced; Prox-
       ies;  Manual Proxy Configuration; View.

       For Internet Explorer, go through: Tools; Internet Properties; Connections; LAN Settings.

       The Secure (SSL) Proxy should also be set to the same values, otherwise https:  URLs  will
       not  be	proxied.  Note: Privoxy can only proxy HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Do not try it with
       FTP or other protocols.

       For other browsers, check the documentation.

       Privoxy can be configured with the various configuration files. The default  configuration
       files  are:  config,  default.filter,  and  default.action. user.action should be used for
       locally defined exceptions to the default rules of default.action These are all well  com-
       mented.	 On Unix and Unix-like systems, these are located in /etc/privoxy/ by default. On
       Windows, OS/2 and AmigaOS, these files are in the  same	directory  as  the  Privoxy  exe-

       The  name  and  number of configuration files has changed from previous versions. In fact,
       the configuration itself is changed  and  much more sophisticated. See the user-manual for
       a  complete  explanation  of  all  configuration  options and general usage, and notes for
       upgrading from Junkbuster and earlier Privoxy versions.

       The actions list (ad blocks, etc)  can  also  be  configured  with  your  web  browser  at
       http://config.privoxy.org/.   Privoxy's	configuration  parameters  can also  be viewed at
       the same page. In addition, Privoxy can be toggled on/off.  This is an internal page,  and
       does not require Internet access.

       A brief example of what a simple default.action configuration might look like:

	# Define a few useful custom aliases for later use

	# Useful aliases
	+crunch-cookies = +crunch-incoming-cookies +crunch-outgoing-cookies
	-crunch-cookies = -crunch-incoming-cookies -crunch-outgoing-cookies
	+imageblock	 = +block +handle-as-image

	# Fragile sites should have the minimum changes
	fragile     = -block -deanimate-gifs -fast-redirects -filter \
		      -hide-referer -prevent-cookies -kill-popups

	## Turn some actions on ################################
	{ \
	-add-header \
	-block \
	+deanimate-gifs{last} \
	-downgrade-http-version \
	-fast-redirects \
	+filter{html-annoyances} \
	+filter{js-annoyances} \
	+filter{content-cookies} \
	+filter{webbugs} \
	+filter{banners-by-size} \
	+hide-forwarded-for-headers \
	+hide-from-header{block} \
	+hide-referrer{forge} \
	-hide-user-agent \
	-handle-as-image \
	+set-image-blocker{pattern} \
	-limit-connect \
	+prevent-compression \
	+session-cookies-only \
	-crunch-cookies \
	-kill-popups \
	/   # '/' Matches *all* URL patterns

	# Block, and treat these URL patterns as if they were 'images'.
	# We would expect these to be ads.

	# Block any URLs that match these patterns

	# Make exceptions for these harmless ones that would be
	# caught by our +block patterns just above.

       Then for a user.action, we would put local, narrowly defined exceptions:

	# Re-define aliases as needed here

	# Useful aliases
	-crunch-cookies = -crunch-incoming-cookies -crunch-outgoing-cookies

	# Set personal exceptions to the policies in default.action #######

	# Sites where we want persistant cookies, so allow *all* cookies
	{-crunch-cookies -session-cookies-only}

	# This site breaks easily.
	{-block -fast-redirects}

       See  the  comments  in the configuration files themselves, or the user-manual for explana-
       tions of the above syntax, and other Privoxy configuration options.


       Various other files should be included, but may vary depending on platform and build  con-
       figuration. More documentation should be included in the local documentation directory.

       Privoxy	terminates  on	the SIGINT, SIGTERM and SIGABRT signals. Log rotation scripts may
       cause a re-opening of the logfile by sending a SIGHUP to Privoxy. Note that  unlike  other
       daemons,   Privoxy  does  not need to be made aware of config file changes by SIGHUP -- it
       will detect them automatically.

       Please see the User Manual on how to contact the developers for feature requests,  report-
       ing problems, and other questions.

       Other references and sites of interest to Privoxy users:

       http://www.privoxy.org/, the Privoxy Home page.

       http://www.privoxy.org/faq/, the Privoxy FAQ.

       http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/, the Project Page for Privoxy on SourceForge.

       http://config.privoxy.org/, the web-based user interface. Privoxy must be running for this
       to work. Shortcut: http://p.p/

       http://www.privoxy.org/actions/, to submit ``misses'' to the developers.

       http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/ijbswa/contrib/, cool and  fun  ideas  from
       Privoxy users.

       http://www.junkbusters.com/ht/en/cookies.html,  an  explanation	how  cookies  are used to
       track web users.

       http://www.junkbusters.com/ijb.html, the original Internet Junkbuster.

       http://www.waldherr.org/junkbuster/, Stefan Waldherr's version of Junkbuster,  from  which
       Privoxy was derived.

       http://privacy.net/analyze/,  a	useful site to check what information about you is leaked
       while you browse the web.

       http://www.squid-cache.org/, a very popular caching proxy, which is  often  used  together
       with Privoxy.

       http://www.privoxy.org/developer-manual/, the Privoxy developer manual.

	Jon Foster
	Andreas Oesterhelt
	Stefan Waldherr
	Thomas Steudten
	Rodney Stromlund
	Rodrigo Barbosa (RPM specfiles)
	Moritz Barsnick
	Hal Burgiss (docs)
	Karsten Hopp (Red Hat)
	Alexander Lazic
	Gabor Liptak
	Haroon Rafique
	Roland Rosenfeld (Debian)
	Georg Sauthoff (Gentoo)
	David Schmidt (OS/2, Mac OSX ports)
	Joerg Strohmayer (Amiga)
	Sarantis Paskalis

       Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 by Privoxy Developers <developers@privoxy.org>

       Some  source code is based on code Copyright (C) 1997 by Anonymous Coders and Junkbusters,
       Inc. and licensed under the GNU General Public License.

       Privoxy is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of  the
       GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See  the  GNU  General  Public  License for more details, which is available from the Free
       Software Foundation, Inc, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.

       You should have received a copy of the  GNU General Public License along  with  this  pro-
       gram;  if  not,	write  to the  Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place - Suite 330
       Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Privoxy 3.0.0				  25 August 2002			       PRIVOXY(1)
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