SYNOPSISpolipo [ -h | -v | -x ] [ -c config ] [ var=val ]...
DESCRIPTIONPolipo 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 the process, it optimises and cleans up the network traffic.
By default, Polipo listens on TCP port 8123. Please configure your web browser to use the proxy on localhost port 8123.
- Display help and exit.
- Display the list of configuration variables and exit.
- Purge the on-disk cache and exit.
- Select an alternate configuration file.
- Change the value of a configuration variable.
- The default location of Polipo's configuration file.
- The default location of the list of forbidden URLs.
- The default location of the on-disk cache.
- The default root of the local web space.
- write out all in-memory objects to disk and reload the forbidden URLs file.
- write out all in-memory objects to disk, discard all in-memory objects, and reload the forbidden URLs file.
- SIGTERM, SIGINT, SIGHUP
- write out all in-memory objects to disk and quit.
SECURITYThe internal web server will follow symbolic links that point outside the local document tree. You should run Polipo in a chroot jail if that is a problem.
There is no reason to run Polipo as root.
FULL DOCUMENTATIONThe full manual for Polipo is maintained in a texinfo file, and is normally available through a web server internal to Polipo. Please make sure that Polipo is running, and point your favourite web browser at
Alternatively, you may type
- $ info polipo
at a shell prompt, or
- C-h i m polipo RET
AUTHORPolipo was written by Juliusz Chroboczek.