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Detailed information about JAVA proxy: Muffin - WWW Filtering System
Proxy Name Muffin - WWW Filtering System
Language and version java version: 1.1
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect yes
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2000-04-04
Platform All
Author Mark Boyns
Home page http://muffin.doit.org/
Primary features Many different forms of filtering

Main features:

  1. Written entirely in Java. Requires JDK 1.1
  2. Runs on Unix, Windows 95/NT, and Macintosh.
  3. Freely available under the GNU General Public License.
  4. Support for HTTP/0.9, HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, and SSL (https).
  5. Graphical user interface and command-line interface.
  6. Remote admin interface using HTML forms.
  7. Includes several filters which can remove cookies, kill GIF animations, remove advertisements,
  8. add/remove/modify arbitrary HTML tags (like blink), remove Java applets and Javascript,
  9. user-agent spoofing, rewrite URLs, and much more.
  10. View all HTTP headers to aid in CGI development and debugging.
  11. Users can write their own filters in Java using the provided filter interfaces.
License GPL
Design Architecture Threaded
Notes Muffin contains its own bespoke HTTP server.