FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.

» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian Development

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2009, 07:26 AM
Christoph Thielecke
Default Bug#519510: ITP: polipo -- a caching web proxy

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

--- Please fill out the fields below. ---

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)

Linux User Group Wernigerode

Thread Tools

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:59 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org