Middleman is a robust proxy server with many features designed to remove unwanted content, increase privacy, and to simply make surfing the Web a more pleasant experience. Some of the highlights include banner and popup blocking, HTTP and FTP content caching, NTLM and Basic authentication when forwarding through another proxy server, regular expression substitution in downloaded files and HTTP headers, regular expression substitution on requested URLs, many URL commands to temporarily change the proxy settings or to view information about a requested file, complete support for HTTP/1.1 including persistent connections and gzip encoding, and an intutive Web interface for configuring the proxy.
|Tags||Internet Proxy Servers|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release fixes an occasional crash inside the prefetch thread, fixes a bug in transparent proxying, corrects the way the proxy daemonizes itself, corrects file permissions, and adds a new IP address filtering feature.
Release Notes: This version includes a major design overhaul, which moves most of the code into C++ classes. It also adds many features, bugfixes, and miscellaneous enhancements.
Release Notes: A bug that prevented headers sent by the server (such as Set-Cookie) that aren't handled internally by the proxy from being passed onto the client was fixed. A memory corruption bug due to the wrong amount of memory being allocated for mime filtering entries was fixed. A bug that prevented the proxy from using a forwarding proxy with no ICP type was fixed. A port range option was added to profile entries. Detection of content encoding was fixed to handle servers that return multiple types.
Release Notes: Support for ICP (Internet cache protocol) was added, making it possible to arrange several proxies in a hierarchy and share cached objects. It is now possible to specify multiple directories for cached objects to be stored. The 'Host' and 'File' options in most configuration sections were removed in favor of enabling/ disable profiles based on the URL requested. A workaround was added for a bug triggered by improper headers sent by Apache 1.3 when a tar.gz file was requested by a client that doesn't support gzip compression.
Release Notes: A new feature was added that allows profiles to be added or removed from the current request based on the URL. This makes it much easier to enable or disable groups of entries in other sections together for certain sites.