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RE: FC1 Proxy Servers



On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 11:18 -0400, Chalonec Roger wrote:
> Well I was not sure if these two nomenclature names were actually proxy
> servers.  Are there relative advantages and disadvantages between the
> two other than anti-virus?

Squid is a 'real' proxy server, where Privoxy is an 'objectionable
material' blocker, and something of an anonymizer that happens to sit
between you and the internet like a proxy server, but to my knowledge it
does not cache content for future delivery. It blocks images of certain
sizes commonly used as advertisements, and can filter urls for words and
phrases. Probably stops some pop-over and pop-under ads, too. They could
have added something since I last looked, but I don't think privoxy was
ever designed to block viruses, so I would not count on it doing that.

-- 
Chris Kloiber





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