testing proxy

Posted on 2001-06-16
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Last Modified: 2010-03-05

I need a small script to test if a proxy is working, or not.
Question by:tilih

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shlomoy earned 800 total points
ID: 6199309
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use LWP::UserAgent;

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;

if (defined $ARGV[0]) {

    $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
    $ua->proxy(["http", "ftp"], "http://proxy.myproxy.net:3128");
    my $request = HTTP::Request->new("GET", "http://cnn.com/");
    my $response = $ua->request($request);
    print $response->status_line,"\n";

} else {

    $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
    my $request = HTTP::Request->new("GET", "http://cnn.com/");
    my $response = $ua->request($request);
    print $response->status_line,"\n";


of course you need to change http://proxy.myproxy.net:3128 to the url of the proxy you want to test.

if this script gets a commandline argument (no matter which) - it will try to use the proxy, otherwise it will try going direct.    

Author Comment

ID: 6199342
does the job.
thank you

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