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Alternative to Privoxy: GlimmerBlocker
Authored by: auco on Mar 03, '10 10:56:28AM

AdBlock proxies are nice as long as you can configure single applications to use the proxy.
However, everyone should be aware of the fact, that a general proxy setup (in network prefs; eg to use it with Safari), will render Firewalls like Little Snitch useless!



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Alternative to Privoxy: GlimmerBlocker
Authored by: solitario on Mar 03, '10 12:03:26PM

That's not an issue with privoxy or whatever general proxy you use, but an issue with the firewall it should be able to filter connections to the proxy as well, even if it is on the same host.



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Alternative to Privoxy: GlimmerBlocker
Authored by: etresoft on Mar 03, '10 12:42:56PM

Not, it won't. Little Snitch works just fine GlimmerBlocker. It is true that Little Snitch no longer knows who is accessing the internet as all requests come from GlimmerBlocker. But why does it matter who is trying to connect to the ad servers? Block 'em all.



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