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Tinyproxy
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Tinyproxy is a small, efficient HTTP/SSL proxy daemon released under the
GNU General Public License.  Tinyproxy is very useful in a small network
setting, where a larger proxy would either be too resource intensive, or
a security risk.  One of the key features of Tinyproxy is the buffering
connection concept.  In effect, Tinyproxy will buffer a high speed
response from a server, and then relay it to a client at the highest
speed the client will accept.  This feature greatly reduces the problems
with sluggishness on the Internet.  If you are sharing an Internet
connection with a small network, and you only want to allow HTTP
requests to be allowed, then Tinyproxy is a great tool for the network
administrator.

For more info, please visit:

	https://banu.com/tinyproxy/


Installation
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To install this package under a UNIX derivative, read the INSTALL file.
Tinyproxy uses a standard GNU `configure` script. Basically you should
be able to do:

----
./configure
make
make install
----

in the top level directory to compile and install Tinyproxy. There are
additional command line arguments you can supply to `configure`. They
include:

	--enable-debug		If you would like to turn on full
				debugging support
	--enable-xtinyproxy	Compile in support for the XTinyproxy
				header, which is sent to any web
				server in your domain.
	--enable-filter		Allows Tinyproxy to filter out certain
				domains and URLs.
	--enable-upstream	Enable support for proxying connections
				through another proxy server.
	--enable-transparent
				Allow Tinyproxy to be used as a
				transparent proxy daemon
	--enable-static		Compile a static version of Tinyproxy

        --with-stathost=HOST	Set the default name of the stats host


Support
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If you are having problems with Tinyproxy, please submit a bug report
using Tinyproxy as the product at:

	https://banu.com/bugzilla/

You may also wish to subscribe to the Tinyproxy mailing lists. To do so
please visit:

	https://banu.com/mailman/listinfo/tinyproxy-announce-list
	https://banu.com/mailman/listinfo/tinyproxy-users-list
	https://banu.com/mailman/listinfo/tinyproxy-developers-list

for more information on how to subscribe and post messages to the lists.


Contributing
------------

If you would like to contribute a feature, or a bug fix to the Tinyproxy
source, please send a patch (preferably as a unified diff. i.e. `diff
-u` against the "master" branch of the Tinyproxy source code git
repository to tinyproxy-developers-list.  Please include a description
of what your patch does.

Tinyproxy's git repository is git://banu.com/tinyproxy.git. The
following command creates a local copy:

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git clone git://banu.com/tinyproxy.git
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The easiest and preferred way to create a patch for submission is to
check in your changes locally and use `git format-patch` to generate a
mbox-style commit file that contains the diff along with the commit
message and author information.  Such a format-patch file can be
integrated into the upstream repository, automatically keeping the
commit message and author information.

You can also meet developers and discuss development issues and patches
in the #tinyproxy IRC channel on Freenode (irc.freenode.net).