An HTTP, or web, proxy server provides a gateway between your browser and the rest of the Internet. A proxy server replaces your identity (IP address, in this case) with its own, making it possible to browse more privately, securely, and can offer additional features depending upon the proxy. XMission now provides three different web proxies. Information about each is listed below.
Dial-up Web Accelerator
Our dial-up accelerator transparently compresses and caches web documents (i.e., text and html) locally to cut down on load time. Downloading compressed and cached web pages through XMission can speed up web browsing for dial-up users. To use this service, find your browser on our dial-up accelerator instruction page.
Privoxy is geared towards filtering pop-up advertisements and regular web advertisements. XMission had previously offered a proxy called "Junkbuster" for the same purpose. Privoxy is based off Junkbuster but provides better filtering. Privoxy also provides all of the features offered by the "Normal Caching Proxy". If you wish to use this service, find your browser on our Privoxy instruction page.
DansGuardian is a web proxy capable of filtering out web content (sex, drugs, profanity, violence, etc.) some might consider offensive. DansGuardian also offeres all of the features offered by "Privoxy" and the "Normal Caching Proxy".
Normal Caching Proxy
Our normal proxy transparently caches web documents locally to cut down on load time. Downloading a web page from an XMission server is faster than downloading one from across the Internet. If you wish to use this service, find your browser on our caching proxy instruction page.
DansGuardian NOTE: Please understand that all web filtering software is less than 100% successful. XMission encourages parents to actively participate in their children's Internet Experience. It is the only way to be sure they view what your family considers acceptable. If you wish to use DansGuardian you must review and accept the disclaimer before you can turn on this service.