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Perl LWP Proxy

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I'm using LWP::UserAgent to scrape data from a site. to hide my IP i used proxy that i found from web as they let ppl use as free. but it is not working. pls guide me what is the write way to do my task. i'm attaching my sample code.
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$ua->proxy('http', $proxy_url); ## proxy_url contains somthing like http://10.10.10.10:1234/
$ua->timeout(10);
 
## now reading the webpage
my $request = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $web_url);
my $response = $ua->request($request);
my $content = $response->content();

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by:Adam314
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$ua->proxy('http', $proxy_url);
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by:marchent
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adam, i didn't understand what u mean? i already used as u mean, pls check my code snippet.

$ua->proxy('http', $proxy_url); ## proxy_url contains somthing like http://10.10.10.10:1234/

it is not working.
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by:Adam314
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What is not working?  What do you get?  Do you get an error message?
Does the proxy require a username/password?
Does it work if you use a web browser, and enter the $proxy_url as a proxy in the web browser?
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by:marchent
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i'm getting
500 Can't connect to 216.129.105.10:8080 (connect: Unknown error)

or sometimes connection timed out

i just used the above ip and port as proxy. user password is not requires.
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Does that proxy work if you try to use it within a web browser?
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anyway, i need a valid proxy i guess.
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