[Server-devel] caching software

Daniel Jared Dominguez danjared at MIT.EDU
Thu May 10 19:37:52 EDT 2007

I inquired with Roger Dingledine (arma at mit.edu) of Tor about Privoxy to
double-check whether the Privoxy people were working on caching
capabilities since we're still not completely sure what we'll be using.
He had the following reply. I looked at Polipo's website
(http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/), and it looks rather
promising. It even has IPv6 support; in fact, it can "bridge" between
IPv6-only and IPv4-only web clients/servers. While it's pretty
lightweight, it also has some filtering capabilities. I don't know if
it's in FC7, but it's in Debian/testing (main).


>I don't think Privoxy is working on caching. I could introduce you to the
>fellow working on Privoxy-and-Tor -- his name in Fabian Keil, and I bet
>he'd be happy to confirm that Privoxy isn't working on caching right now.
>Have you looked at Polipo? It's developed by a fellow named Juliusz
>Chroboczek in France, and it does caching nicely, it's small, it supports
>Tor well.  It doesn't work as well on Windows, but I believe OLPC doesn't
>care so much about that?

Daniel Jared Dominguez
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