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Manual Reference Pages  -  POLIPO (1)

NAME

polipo - a caching web proxy

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Files
Signals
Security
Full Documentation
Author

SYNOPSIS

polipo [ -h | -v | -x ] [ -c config ] [ var=val ]...

DESCRIPTION

Polipo is a caching HTTP proxy. It listens to requests for web pages from your browser and forwards them to web servers, and forwards the servers’ replies to your browser. In the process, it optimises and cleans up the network traffic.

By default, Polipo listens on TCP port 8123. Please configure your web browser to use the proxy on localhost port 8123.

OPTIONS

-h Display help and exit.
-v Display the list of configuration variables and exit.
-x Purge the on-disk cache and exit.
-c Select an alternate configuration file.
var=val
  Change the value of a configuration variable.

FILES

/usr/local/etc/polipo/config
  The default location of Polipo’s configuration file.
/usr/local/etc/polipo/forbidden
  The default location of the list of forbidden URLs.
/var/cache/polipo/
  The default location of the on-disk cache.
/usr/local/share/polipo/www/
  The default root of the local web space.

SIGNALS

SIGUSR1
  write out all in-memory objects to disk and reload the forbidden URLs file.
SIGUSR2
  write out all in-memory objects to disk, discard all in-memory objects, and reload the forbidden URLs file.
SIGTERM, SIGINT, SIGHUP
  write out all in-memory objects to disk and quit.

SECURITY

The internal web server will follow symbolic links that point outside the local document tree. You should run Polipo in a chroot jail if that is a problem.

There is no reason to run Polipo as root.

FULL DOCUMENTATION

The full manual for Polipo is maintained in a texinfo file, and is normally available through a web server internal to Polipo. Please make sure that Polipo is running, and point your favourite web browser at
http://localhost:8123/
Alternatively, you may type
$ info polipo
at a shell prompt, or
C-h i m polipo RET
in Emacs.

AUTHOR

Polipo was written by Juliusz Chroboczek.
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