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a small, caching web proxy

Polipo is a caching web proxy (a web cache) designed to be used by one person or a small group of people. It is similar in spirit to WWWOFFLE, but the implementation techniques are more like the ones used by Squid.

Polipo has some features that are unique among currently available proxies:

o 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);

o Polipo will cache the initial segment of an instance if the download has been interrupted, and, if necessary, complete it later using Range requests;

o 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);

o Polipo has fairly complete support for IPv6 (except for scoped (link-local) addresses).

Optionally, Polipo can use a technique known as Poor Man's Multiplexing to reduce latency.

Package version:


Polipo README -*-text-*-

Polipo is single-threaded, non blocking caching web proxy that has
very modest resource needs.  See the file INSTALL for installation
instructions.  See the texinfo manual (available as HTML after
installation) for more information.

Current information about Polipo can be found on the Polipo web page,



polipo for Debian

Polipo is available from

There was a webpage devoted to this Debian package which you can find at But due new maintainer,
new versions not available there. Look up the Debian repository for it.

How to use polipo for Debian



POLIPO(1)                                                  POLIPO(1)

       polipo - a caching web proxy

       polipo [ -h | -v | -x ] [ -c config ] [ var=val ]...

       Polipo  is  a caching HTTP proxy.  It listens to requests for
       web pages from your browser and forwards them to web servers,
       and  forwards  the  servers' replies to your browser.  In t


polipo ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Delete obsolete /etc/netw


31 January 2010: Polipo
  Cherry-picked fixes from 1.0.5
  * Fixed an integer overflow that


This package was debianized by Tom Huckstep <> on
Sun, 14 Dec 2003 12:55:35 +0


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