Polipo(http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/polipo/) is a acceleration web proxy.
It can be used on Mac, Linux, Windows and so on.

It is using technique like below

  • Convert type of HTTP request from v1.0 to v1.1.
  • Pipelining HTTP requests.

I measured acceleration effect of Polipo with "Load Time Analyzer" which is a plugin of firefox.
I test reloading some times with the plugin.
Sites I used were Mixi, Twitter, my diary and Google.

My result was bad. Polipo laten the response time.

Causes I assume are that

  • My method was wrong ;-)
  • My network was too fast.
  • Polipo on Windows is bad compared with others on other platforms.

Do you have any comment?