Polipo includes a local web server, which is accessible on the same port as the one the proxy listens to. Therefore, by default you can access Polipo’s local web server as ‘http://localhost:8123/’.
The data for the local web server can be configured by setting
localDocumentRoot, which defaults to
/usr/share/polipo/www/. Setting this variable to ‘""’
will disable the local server.
Polipo assumes that the local web tree doesn’t change behind its back.
If you change any of the local files, you will need to notify Polipo
by sending it a
SIGUSR2 signal (see Stopping).
If you use polipo as a publicly accessible web server, you might want
to set the variable
disableProxy, which will prevent it from
acting as a web proxy. (You will also want to set
disableLocalInterface (see Web interface), and perhaps run
Polipo in a chroot jail.)
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