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Re: Polipo web proxy (was Re: Tor and Google Image search)

Thus spake Roger Dingledine (arma@xxxxxxx):

> On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 07:49:56PM -0500, Mike Perry wrote:
> > 7) The definition of parent proxy is different between Polipo and
> > Privoxy. It turns out Privoxy has teh awesoma poweru of being able to
> > have an HTTP proxy after Tor. This is useful for sites that block Tor,
> > such as slashdot & wikipedia (for posting), craigslist, IRC, etc etc
> > etc. I was unable to find a way for Polipo to do this. It made me
> > sad. Course it aint exactly convenient for Privoxy, but at least it's
> > there when you absolutely need to start some flame wars on /. ;)
> Polipo can do this too. Just set both your parentProxy and your
> socksParentProxy.

Woah. That's very odd behavior, especially that it would magically
decide to put the HTTP one after the socks one. From the manual I
assumed they were mutually exclusive.

Privoxy also allows the flexibility to do it for specific
hosts/domains/wildcards (ex: irc.) though, which is nice.

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs