Slackware 13 Privoxy proxy server installation

by malisa

1.) get privoxy from and install it

2.) take a look at privoxy configuration file /etc/privoxy/config. Here you already have line for using with tor but it’s commented out so find it and uncomment it so it says forward-socks4a / . (carefully with the dot in the end, it’s mandatory)
– privoxy has great comments in config file so you can easily understand which option does what. I changed logging level to debug levels 1, 1024, 4096 and 8192 (four separate lines in config) and made it listen on my network interface listen-address
– it may be a good idea to set forwarded-connect-retries 10 cause tor network is really slow and timeouts can happen oftenly.

3.) start privoxy: /etc/rc.d/rc.privoxy start

4.) if you want to make privoxy autostart with system make rc.privoxy file executable: chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.privoxy and add this to your rc.local:
# Start Privoxy proxy server
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.privoxy ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.privoxy start

configuring firefox profile to use tor network and maximize anonymity