Re: small proxy

From: Jorge Almeida <>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 03:35:01 -0700

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 2:54 AM, Martin "eto" Misuth <> wrote:
> Heh proxies,
> yeah I spent too much time tweaking my polipo and privoxy setups.

>> This kind of situation usually means that I'm trying to use the wrong
>> tool. As said in the first mail, I need to redirect some targets to a
>> ssh tunnel, and let everything else go its way. Rather than using a
>> proxy, the solution seems obvious: setup a different browser profile
>> for the special targets and set the browser proxy for that profile to
>> the ssh tunnel.
> Depends on your usecases and level of isolation you want to achieve.

My needs are not security related. I use a ssh tunnel to a computer
_at_work in order to access some pages behind paywalls. Other traffic
goes through no proxy at all. Until recently, I used privoxy to sort
it out. Problem is, privoxy seems to be slow. I'm tired of reading
"waiting for proxy tunnel..." at the bottom of the page. Keeping a
special profile for traffic directed to the ssh tunnel should do the
job (not yet tested).

> Finally, if you are bent on modifying your own HTTP traffic in-flight,
> I strongly suggest you to look into privoxy. Maintaining this one will
> consume most of your time.
> It's not lightweight, but it is supervision firendly, and comes with
> incredibly nice magic bag of tricks.

Yep. But see above. (Of course, I'm not sure the slowness is privoxy's fault...)

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