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Bug#519510: ITP: polipo -- a caching web proxy

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
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   Package name: polipo
        Version: 1.0.4
Upstream Author: [Christoph Thielecke <christoph.thielecke@gmx.de>]
            URL: [http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/]
        License: [MIT/X Consortium License]
    Description: [Polipo is a small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, 
an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). While Polipo was designed to be used by one 
person or a small group of people, there is nothing that prevents it from 
being used by a larger group.
    - Polipo has some features that are, as far as I know, unique among 
currently available proxies:
    - Polipo will use HTTP/1.1 pipelining if it believes that the remote 
server supports it, whether the incoming requests are pipelined or come in 
simultaneously on multiple connections (this is more than the simple usage of 
persistent connections, which is done by e.g. Squid);
    - Polipo will cache the initial segment of an instance if the download has 
been interrupted, and, if necessary, complete it later using Range requests;
    - Polipo will upgrade client requests to HTTP/1.1 even if they come in as 
HTTP/1.0, and up- or downgrade server replies to the client's capabilities 
(this may involve conversion to or from the HTTP/1.1 chunked encoding)
    - Polipo has complete support for IPv6 (except for scoped (link-local) 
    - Polipo can optionally use a technique known as Poor Man's Multiplexing 
to reduce latency even further.
 In short, Polipo uses a plethora of techniques to make web browsing (seem) 

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