WWWOFFLE 2.9a review

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wwwoffled application is a simple proxy server with special features for use with dial-up internet links. This means that it is po

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1046K
Developer: amb
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wwwoffled application is a simple proxy server with special features for use with dial-up internet links.

This means that it is possible to browse web pages and read them without having to remain connected.

Here are some key features of "WWWOFFLE":
Basic Features

Caching of HTTP, FTP and finger protocols.
Allows the 'GET', 'HEAD', 'POST' and 'PUT' HTTP methods.
Interactive or command line control of online/offline/autodial status.
Highly configurable.
Low maintenance, start/stop and online/offline status can be automated.

While Online

Caching of pages that are viewed for later review.
Conditional fetching to only get pages that have changed.
Based on expiration date, time since last fetched or once per session.
Non cached support for SSL (Secure Socket Layer e.g. https).
Can be used with one or more external proxies based on web page.
Control which pages cannot be accessed.
Allow replacement of blocked pages.
Control which pages are not to be stored in the cache.
Requests compressed pages from web servers (compile time option).
Requests chunked transfer encoding from web servers.

While Offline

Can be configured to use dial-on-demand for pages that are not cached.
Selection of pages to download next time online
Using normal browser to follow links.
Command line interface to select pages for downloading.
Control which pages can be requested when offline.
Provides non-cached access to intranet servers.

Automated Download

Downloading of specified pages non-interactively.
Options to automatically fetch objects in requested pages
Understands various types of pages
HTML 4.0, Java classes, VRML (partial), XML (partial).
Options to fetch different classes of objects
Images, Stylesheets, Frames, Scripts, Java or other objects.
Option to not fetch webbug images (images of 1 pixel square).
Automatically follows links for pages that have been moved.
Can monitor pages at regular intervals to fetch those that have changed.
Recursive fetching
To specified depth.
On any host or limited to same server or same directory.
Chosen from command line or from browser.
Control over which links can be fetched recursively.


Optional information footer on HTML pages showing date cached and options.
Options to modify HTML pages
Remove scripts.
Remove Java applets.
Remove stylesheets.
Remove shockwave flash animations.
Indicate cached and uncached links.
Remove the blink tag.
Remove refresh tags.
Remove links to pages that are in the DontGet list.
Remove inline frames (iframes) that are in the DontGet list.
Replace images that are in the DontGet list.
Replace webbug images (images of 1 pixel square).
Demoronise HTML character sets.
Stop animated GIFs.
Remove Cookies in meta tags.
Provides information about cached pages
Headers, raw and modified.
Contents, images, links etc.
Source code unmodified by WWWOFFLE.
Automatic proxy configuration for Netscape.
Searchable cache with the addition of the ht://Dig, mnoGoSearch (UdmSearch) or Namazu programs.
Built in simple web-server for local pages.
Allows CGI scripts
Timeouts to stop proxy lockups
DNS name lookups.
Remote server connection.
Data transfer.
Continue or stop downloads interrupted by client.
Based on file size of fraction downloaded.
Purging of pages from cache
Based on URL matching.
To keep the cache size below a specified limit.
To keep the free disk space above a specified limit.
Interactive or command line control.
Compression of cached pages based on age.
Provides compressed pages to web browser (compile time option).
Use chunked transfer-encoding to web browser.


Multiple indexes of pages stored in cache
Servers for each protocol (http, ftp ...).
Pages on each server.
Pages waiting to be fetched.
Pages requested last time offline.
Pages fetched last time online.
Pages monitored on a regular basis.
Configurable indexes
Sorted by name, date, server domain name, type of file.
Options to delete, refresh or monitor pages.
Selection of complete list of pages or hide un-interesting pages.


Works with pages that require basic username/password authentication.
Automates proxy authentication for external proxies that require it.
Control over access to the proxy
Defaults to local host access only.
Host access configured by hostname or IP address.
Optional proxy authentication for user level access control.
Optional password control for proxy management functions.
Can censor incoming and outgoing HTTP headers to maintain user privacy.


All options controlled using a configuration file.
Interactive web page to allow editing of the configuration file.
User customisable error and information pages.

What's New in This Release:
Minor bugs were fixed.
Some header errors (e.g. refresh not always working) and 64-bit compilation issues were fixed.

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