CGIProxy

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CGIProxy
Developer(s) James Marshall
Stable release 2.1.12 / June 21, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-06-21)
Development status Active
Available in Perl
Type CGI proxy
License Freeware for non-commercial use[1]
Website jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/

CGIProxy is, as its name suggests, a CGI proxy software package. A CGI (Common Gateway Interface) proxy appears to a user as a web page that allows the user to access a different site through it, in most cases anonymously. An anonymous CGI Proxy is a type of proxy server that works through an encrypted web form embedded on another web page hosted securely using SSL (Secure Socket Layering), also often called a "Web proxy".

CGIProxy is written in the Perl programming language. It can be installed on any web server which can execute a Perl program via CGI, and which supports Non-Parsed Header CGI scripts.[2] Supported protocols include HTTP, FTP and SSL, as well as related technologies: Javascript, Adobe Flash.

CGIProxy development stalled on December 24, 2008, and is now currently in active development again, with three releases in 2013.[3] The changelog is quite extensive, now including Windows support.[4]

License[edit]

Though the nature of the Perl language practically requires that the source code of CGIProxy is visible to those who install it, CGIProxy is not technically open source software due to its commercial license fee. It is, however, extensively commented and modularized, and has been designed from the start to encourage users to modify and extend it for their own purposes.[citation needed] (It has also been designed to help people learn Perl.)[citation needed] The author licenses it to be used freely for non-commercial use, and will negotiate license terms for commercial use.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frequently Asked Questions for CGIProxy -- What are the license terms for CGIProxy?
  2. ^ CGI Proxy -- To Install
  3. ^ http://www.jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/ Official website major update April, 2012
  4. ^ http://www.jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/CHANGES.txt Official website 'CHANGES.txt' link

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