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These instructions are somewhat (okay, a lot) Windows-biased. I gather if you are literate enough to install your GNU/Linux, you'd figure how to run a PHP script by yourself (considering the instructions for the windoze users).
  1. You need PHP installed as a prerequisite. The current releases are for preview / test only, and are not intended for the general audience (where general means anyone that cannot install his own php :) There are detailed instructions at the PHP instalation FAQ.
  2. Note that you don't need a webserver installed (though it doesn't hurt if you do)
  3. Download the package, unzip it in a directory of your choice. It is best if the dir isn't in your web server tree, lest you or someone else be tempted to run the php script through there. Not that it won't work (the web-based administration won't), but it's better not to run it that way.
  4. Run main.php from the command line, or - better - create a .bat file to run it. Considering that you've installed your PHP in c:\php, the command should look like this:
    c:\php\php.exe -q main.php
    This will pop a command box, and print the debug output of the proxy there. If you don't want the debug output, you can redirect it to NUL:
    c:\php\php.exe -q main.php > NUL
  5. Setup your browser to use as a proxy.
  6. If you're running Opera 7.50, you can customize a toolbar to show the "Enable proxy servers" checkbox, or use the excellent F12 quicksetup feature. It's also nice to have the "Elapsed" field not only on your progress bar, but somewhere else, so that you can constantly see the elapsed time. Here's how my status bar looks like:

    Now it's easy to check how a page loads with and without the proxy.
  7. There are a bunch of settings in config.ini which are not exactly documented, so change them only if you know what you're doing.