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Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

NOTE: This isn't doing anything without some additional interaction.

  1. you  will have to start the systemd service (harbour-privoxy.service)
  2. you will have to configure your application to use a proxy at (note that most applications do not actually use the "Global Proxy" option. But you can still use that if you wish.
  3. for the Sailfish Browser, proxy settings can be done on the about:config page:
    1. network.proxy.http =
    2. network.proxy.http_port = 8118
    3. network.proxy.type = 1
  4. Test your configuration by browsing to http://p.p
  5. Add your own configurations at /etc/privoxy/user.action and friends.

TIP: You can use this in combination with the Tor proxy. Just add/uncomment the line

    forward-socks5t / .

in /etc/privoxy/config.sailfish (it's around line 1388).

WARNING: This is very much an alpha/testing release. It may have unintended consequences, who knows! Bug reports are welcome.

HINT: if you want the documentation, you can install the harbour-privoxy-doc RPM package from here or using pkcon (not showing up through Storeman). You will then have to edit the config file to say:

user-manual  /usr/share/doc/privoxy/user-manual
Application versions: 
File harbour-privoxy-3.0.28-2.armv7hl.rpm314.57 KB11/02/2020 - 21:47
File harbour-privoxy-doc-3.0.28-5.noarch.rpm374.54 KB12/02/2020 - 22:00
File harbour-privoxy-3.0.28-5.armv7hl.rpm321.2 KB12/02/2020 - 22:00

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Stezkoy's picture

Nice app, thanks for the update!
Through the application, I did not see that 2 files!

nephros's picture

Yeah sorry I thought I could split them up, turns out the templates are needed. The -2 version should work okay now.

Also I'm learning how openrepos does things, did not know that you need a seperate application for different RPMs to be made available.

Bocephus's picture

Good job! I always ran Privoxy on the N900. Sailfish is so far behind that 10+ year old device in so many ways...