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pixelserv-tls is a tiny bespoke HTTP/1.1 webserver with HTTPS and SNI support. It acts on behalf of hundreds of thousands of advert/tracker servers and responds to all requests with nothing to speed up web browsing.

pixelserv-tls supports TLSv1.0, TLSv1.2 and TLSv1.3 and thus could operate with a wide range of browsers and client devices. Server certificates for any given advert/tracker domains are generated automatically on first use and saved to disk.

pixelserv-tls can log access and HTTP/1.1 POST contents to syslog. So it is also a useful tool to inspect and expose 'wrongly blocked' domains as well as 'rogue' domains invading user privacy.

Build from source

This works on all Linux distributions and Linux-like environments such Homebrew for macOS and Cygwin for Windows.

autoreconf -i
make install

Install on Entware

Binary packages are distributed by Entware. Beta version binaries during development are distributed from this GitHub repository.

Pre-built binaries

opkg install pixelserv-tls

Install on Arch Linux

A package is available from Arch User Repository (AUR). This package works on all Arch Linux derived distributions such as Manjaro, Antergos and Chakra.

Pre-built binaries using yay

yay -S pixelserv-tls

Build from source package

git clone
cd pixelserv-tls
makepkg -si

Install on EdgeRouter X

See this installation guide. Or simply:

Pre-built binary

sudo -i
cd /tmp
curl -O
dpkg -i pixelserv-tls_2.2.1-1_mipsel.deb

The binary is built for and tested on EdgeOS v1.x. It's not tested on EdgeOS v2.x and most likely it won't be compatible.

Install on Homebrew (macOS) and Linuxbrew

brew install

Install as a Docker container


Install on Raspberry Pi

Binary packages are available from this Github. Should work on all Raspberry Pi's running Raspbian (Debian 10). For installation issues, you may refer to this tracker.

Pre-built binary

sudo -i
cd /tmp
curl -O
dpkg -i pixelserv-tls_2.3.1-1_armhf.deb

and follow the on-screen instructions.

Launch pixelserv-tls

pixelserv-tls <listening ip>

Check out the man page for customization and command line options.


Announcements are made through A discussion thread is also available on SNBforums.


A tiny bespoke HTTP/1.1 server for adblock and accelerating web browsing.




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