How to install BFilter on Ubuntu?

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    How can I do it? o_O

    Also whaich one is better, BFilter or Privoxy?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    What are you trying to achieve, please?
    Mrk
     
  3. aigle

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    Mainly an adblocker.

    I guess there are some security advantages of these proxioes as well. Am I right?
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Well, personally, I see merit in using those only for p2p not for daily use. They are rather aggressive and block too much. I'd go for an in-browser ad-blocking solution.
    Mrk
     
  5. aigle

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    Thanks. Will do that.
     
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    Congratulations on not answering the question at all. Gee, it's almost as if the OP was too stupid to realize that what he really needed to do was ask for your opinion instead of what he actually asked. :rolleyes:

    I don't use BFilter personally (I prefer Privoxy), but installing BFilter shouldn't be difficult. The .package file you download from the BFilter webpage is an install script, so just mark it as executable, run it, and follow the on-screen instructions.
     
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    Hmmm,.... so can you tel us what are the benefits of Privoxy?

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  8. mack_guy911

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    i agree with mrk these are really craps no need if you are behind a utm like astaro, untangle or any other as many op are which filter everything on default for them :D

    they are good for p2p filtering but with ad they might give you trouble even opening sites as well so best think is browser addon for firefox like addon plus

    i dont use p2p at all but if you are looking for ad blocker you can add ad blocker plus in firefox its enough trouble free

    there are Peer Guardian Moblock etc many others as well for p2p

    http://www.privoxy.org/faq/index.html
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Privoxy
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=10825&page=7

    tor are used for those who want to surf anonymously but if you go to good sites i dont think its needed at all
     
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