Modul for configure polipo as a forwarding proxy

Ludwig Bayerlein



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Version information

  • 0.1.3 (latest)
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.0
released Mar 31st 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Ubuntu

Start using this module


balu/polipoproxy — version 0.1.3 Mar 31st 2016


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with polipoproxy
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


It is a modul for configuring polipo as a forward caching proxy.

All of this is in a very young state. I will extend this later

Module Description

This module install polipo from the repo and configures it. It gives parameters for the config file and creates an additional WPAD file for the browser. This file has an example content.

If you want to manage a leightweight squid alternative, you probably come to polipo. It has a proxy functionality with a tiny webserver included. You can roll out the file for you browser automatically. With dns or dhcp you can give the clients the info, to use this file.


What polipoproxy affects

  • It installs the polipo packages for Debian and Ubuntu
  • It installs the WPAD file for the proxy informations

Beginning with polipoproxy

On top of this webpage, there is the command you have to use for installing it. Alternatively type this:

puppet module install balu-polipoproxy


Here, list the classes, types, providers, facts, etc contained in your module. This section should include all of the under-the-hood workings of your module so people know what the module is touching on their system but don't need to mess with things. (We are working on automating this section!)


  • Ubuntu
  • Debian