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2.2 Configuring your browser

Telling your user-agent (web browser) to use Polipo is an operation that depends on the browser. Many user-agents will transparently use Polipo if the environment variable ‘http_proxy’ points at it; e.g.

$ export http_proxy=http://localhost:8123/

Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, KDE’s Konqueror and probably other browsers require that you configure them manually through their Preferences or Configure menu.

If your user-agent sports such options, tell it to use persistent connections when speaking to proxies, to speak HTTP/1.1 and to use HTTP/1.1 pipelining.