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'ziproxy' is a forwarding (non-caching) proxy that gzips text and HTML files, and reduces the size of images by converting them to low quality JPEGs. It is intended to increase the speed for dial-up Internet connections. Most browsers support gzipped content, so Web pages appear as normal, but as they are only a fraction of their original page size, pages are much quicker to load. Even for browsers that don't support it, hints how to overcome it using SSH port forwarding are included. Images are on average one third smaller with only marginal visible image quality loss. It should be used with inetd/xinetd, but if you can't use them, a simple replacement "netd" is provided


Download version 1.5 (stable)
released on 19 July 2005

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GPLv2Janet Casey29 October 2003

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Daniel Mealha Cabrita Maintainer

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Weak prerequisite bzip2
Weak prerequisite zlib
Required to use libjpeg
Required to use libpng
Required to use libungof
Required to use libconfuse

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 July 2005.


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