Privoxy Add-on v1.0 (ReadyNAS NV+/NV/Duo/1100/600/X6)

Wed 29 April 2009 by LrdShaper

Made my first add-on for the ReadyNAS sparc devices: Privoxy Add-on for ReadyNAS sparc devices - 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. This add-on is based on Privoxy v3.0.3

Requirements: RAIDiator 4.1.4+
Platform: Sparc (NV/NV+/1100/Duo)
Addon Version: v1.0
Download link: PrivoxyAdd-on_1.0.tar
Privoxy Version: v3.0.3
Privoxy Homepage:

Usage: After installation Privoxy will start listening to default port 8118. Then in your browser, change the proxy to your ReadyNAS' IP Address and put 8118 in the port number.

If you have the Squid Add-on installed you can chain Squid to Privoxy. The main benefit of chaining Squid and Privoxy is you decrease the resource usage of Privoxy because of the local web cache provided by Squid. What this gives you is increased web performance because of Squid's local web cache plus the ad and banner filtering feature of Privoxy. To chain Squid to Privoxy you just need to add the following line in Squid's configuration file (squid.conf)

cache_peer localhost parent 8118 0 no-query no-digest
never_direct allow all
The first line assumes Privoxy is running on the same machine and listens to port 8118. If Privoxy is running on a different machine then change localhost to the IP Address of the machine running Privoxy. The second line forces squid to forward all requests to Privoxy.

Next will be creating an add-on for Tor. Cheers!