Re: So, what can Privoxy do for me?
On Nov 19, 2007, at 12:55 PM, andy wrote:
Actually I don't know, never having used it. But I am considering
it, but need to figure out the following first.
My user machine is one of a small LAN behind a hardware dedicated
firewall running a DSL modem. If I were to install Privoxy on my
user machine inside the firewall, what would be the effect of doing
so with respect to (a) its trimming/junk busting functions? and (b)
its masking capabilities. I suspect that (a) would work just fine,
but am unsure about (b).
Any thoughts on this?
Privoxy will work fine behind NAT. It's working at the HTTP level;
it doesn't care about lower-level network stuff. It will block
tracking cookies and the like, but it won't do anything to hide your
If you want to hide your IP, you should look into something like
Tor. It also works fine behind NAT as a client.