A brief history of the Proxomitron
Compiled from information from various archives, this is a piecemeal history of the Proxomitron filtering program. Some information is not available - e.g. when was it first written, or used by someone other than Scott, or ...
The Proxomitron - Universal Web Filter (Ver. Naoko-2) posted to Simtel link
Adsubtract granted license to use Proxomitron
The Proxomitron - Universal Web Filter version Naoko-3b posted to Simtel link
Larry Wright creates, and makes first posting to, the "Proxomitron Users List" link
EGroups mailing list announced
Proxomitron-J site announced
Naoko-4 BetaZero release
Naoko-4 BetaOne release
Naoko-4 BetaTwo release
Naoko-4 BetaThree release
Tripod site goes away
Naoko-4 BetaFour release
The default page "referer" text in the Naoko-4 beta 4 release had been set to the ShonenKnife site. However, this caused problems for the webmasters there, and Scott requested that people to stop using this setting.
Naoko-4 BetaFive release
Proxomitron site(s) DDOS'ed.
A denial of service attack against the Proxomitron sites caused many of the mirrors to disappear, and almost caused the Proxomitron to die at this point. The webpage's format changed drastically at this time.
Naoko-4.5 (May) released
ALL DEVELOPMENT CEASES link
Scott, thank you for Proxomitron.
Naoko-4.5 June release (Differences)
Henk van Setten releases a new interface for the Proxomitron.
Scott R Lemmon passes away
RIP Scott - 1968-2004 - Thank you for Proxomitron and all that went with it.
Antony Boucher releases Proximodo, an open source clone of the Proxomitron.
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