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Authored by: Cadre on Jun 20, '02 10:56:52AM

I've used Privoxy since it was called Junkbuster SWA style. It's a very good filtering proxy. The default configuration filters most ads. Browsing webpages via a modem is far less painful when you filter ads (which consist about 50% of the data you download). It supports forwarding to other proxies as well, so if you're really into fine-tuning your browsing, squid + privoxy is a great combination.

Ah yes, and one of the best features (okay, probably not the best, but definately the funniest) are the Perl substitutions you can apply to webpages. My favorite is a default one in the configuration:

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