Privoxy is an open source web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy on Linux-based operating systems.
Privoxy allows users to modify web page content, manage cookies, control access, and remove ads, banners, pop-ups and other annoying Internet junk.
Privoxy is very flexible and can be customized to suit individual tastes and needs. It works on both standalone systems and multi-user environments.
Privoxy is based on Internet Junkbuster, and features integrated browser based configuration and control utility, browser-based tracing of filter and rule effects, remote toggling, web page content filtering, and much more.
- Bug fixes:
- On POSIX-like platforms, network sockets with file descriptor values above FD_SETSIZE are properly rejected. Previously they could cause memory corruption in configurations that allowed the limit to be reached.
- Proxy authentication headers are removed unless the new directive enable-proxy-authentication-forwarding is used. Forwarding the headers potentially allows malicious sites to trick the user into providing them with login information. Reported by Chris John Riley.
- Compiles on OS/2 again now that unistd.h is only included on platforms that have it.
- General improvements:
- The show-status page shows the FEATURE_STRPTIME_SANITY_CHECKS status.
- A couple of assert()s that could theoretically dereference NULL pointers in debug builds have been relocated.
- Added an LSB info block to the generic start script. Based on a patch from Natxo Asenjo.
- The max-client-connections default has been changed to 128 which should be more than enough for most setups.
- Action file improvements:...