A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing pro...

* the list of recent changes in Polipo https://github.com/jech/polipo/blob/master/CHANGES,
* the distribution conditions COPYING.text (Polipo is Free Software , and comes with absolutely no strings attached, * the installation instructions INSTALL.text and a sample configuration file config.sample.

Go to http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/

Polipo alternatives


Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controllin...

tags: proxy ad-blocking content-filter
platform: Windows Linux


Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing...

tags: file-transfer-protocol proxy cache caching http-proxy
platform: Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Solaris FreeBSD OpenSolaris NetBSD OpenBSD


For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP w...

tags: Discontinued flash http java javascript
platform: Windows Discontinued

Karma Blocker

Karma Blocker is a lightweight ad blocker which is directed towards the more technically advanced users and gives great flexibility to block elemen...

tags: ad-blocking firefox-extension
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Firefox


The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This comp...

tags: ad-blocking safari safari-extension
platform: Mac OS X Safari

Better Pop Up Blocker

Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by javascript, & ot...

tags: adblock popup-blocker disable-javascript
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Google Chrome


Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.

tags: cascade-proxy proxy proxy-server web-proxy
platform: Linux

Quero AdBlock IE

Quero AdBlock IE XML is an InPrivate Filtering XML-based Ad Blocker for Internet Explorer 8 and Quero AdBlock IE TPL is an ad blocking Tracking Pro...

tags: ad-blocking ad-free ads internet-explorer internet-explorer-extension
platform: Windows Internet Explorer


NoAds is an adblocking extension for the Opera web browser.

tags: ad-blocking browser-extension opera-extension
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Opera


Lusca is a fork of the Squid -2 development tree. The Lusca project aims to fix the shortcomings in the Squid-2 codebase whilst maintaining the the...

tags: Discontinued proxy web-proxy proxy-cache
platform: Windows Linux Discontinued

Apache Traffic Server

Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP.

tags: caching caching-proxy esi forward-proxy html
platform: Mac OS X Linux Self-Hosted FreeBSD


WinGate Proxy Server is a highly capable integrated Proxy server, firewall and email server designed for access control, security and communication...

tags: access-control gateway-server http-proxy internet-security vpn
platform: Windows


SquidMan is a MacOS X graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache. It is designed to operate as a "personal" proxy server.

tags: proxy cache caching web-cache
platform: Mac OS X


ExaProxy is a a high-performance non-caching proxy. It is able to filter HTTP traffic using third party scripts in your favorite programming language.

tags: proxy http web-proxy proxy-server http-proxy
platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD


gate - Performance & scalable I/O forward & reverse HTTP proxy based on node.js + V8 a real alternative to Squid & NGINX

tags: apache http-proxy nginx squid varnish
platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD