Pox Proxy was intended to be a PHP based proxy program that I could install on my webhost and then get around (by virtue of my web host being accessible from a .edu domain at the time (though it wasn't the prefered domain)) restrictions. I never finished it, and what is available to download is certainly not my best work. I've got a lot of thoughts about how it could be improved, and may, in the future, fix it up.
Perhaps the biggest thought is that a program such as HTML Purifier should be used to fix up pages before anchors etc. are re-written. My biggest block (when I was developing the program) was that there are so many ways of writing bad HTML. If I can just assume that all the HTML is correct (by virtue of HTML Purifier) then that's wonderful. I fully support you all to go ahead and see if that works.
When creating these scripts, I received inspiration, ideas and concepts from the following other programs (not written by me).
- PHProxy (Poxy) by Abdullah Arif 2002-2007
- URL proxy v1.3 Pre-Alpha by Bob Matcuk and Scott Atkins 2002
- Ottoscript by Scott Atkins 2002
Though, in reality, many of the ideas in these scripts I thought of independently first, and only looked for inspiration when having trouble putting my ideas into practice. That's how things often are... Heh, I've also since discovered that there are other PHP based proxy systems out there (e.g. http://bcable.net/releases.php?surrogafier ). None of the systems I've tested are perfect, including mine...
Pox Proxy .6a - Download at your own risk, I don't know if it even works. It hasn't been touched for over a year, etc. Enjoy.
Copyright 2007 - 2011 by Michael Harris, http://next-nexus.info/harrismw This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
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