Re: So, what can Privoxy do for me?
On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 23:14:25 +0000 (UTC)
Rasky <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:01:24 -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> > [Privoxy] will block tracking cookies and the like, but it won't do
> > anything to hide your IP address.
> How does it improve on using browser plugins like Adblock and Noscript? I
> realise it adds the architecture to use Tor and other remote proxy systems
> but what does it add by itself?
One advantage is that you can easily maintain one configuration for
multiple browsers / machines / users. Additionally, because it isn't a
plugin, there's no chance of it affecting the stability of FF / IW,
something plugins are notorious for doing. [I don't know about these in
particular; I use Noscript and have never had a problem with it, but
I've not used Adblock much.] In the same vein, plugins often need to
be updated when browsers are, and can get out of sync; privoxy is a
rock-solid solution, and it will work for *all* browsers, even (x)links.
mailmin.sourceforge.net - remote access via secure (OpenPGP) email
ssuds.sourceforge.net - A Simple Sudoku Solver and Generator