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|Stable release||2.1.15 / October 21, 2015|
|License||Freeware for non-commercial use|
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 development stalled between December 25, 2008, and December 09, 2011 but is now in active development again, with six releases in 2014. The changelog is quite extensive, now including Windows support.
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. (It has also been designed to help people learn Perl.) The author licenses it to be used freely for non-commercial use, and will negotiate license terms for commercial use.
- Frequently Asked Questions for CGIProxy -- What are the license terms for CGIProxy?
- CGI Proxy -- To Install
- http://www.jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/ Official website update October, 2015
- http://www.jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/CHANGES.txt Official website 'CHANGES.txt' link
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