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How to use the proxies in various programming languages

How to use the proxies in various programming languages

This article is a small colletion of snippets with examples on how to test the proxies using some of the most popular programming languages.


In PHP we use the cURL library to test the proxies. cURL is widely used and stable and we have great results with it

function testProxy ( $user, $pass, $ip, $port, $url ) {
    $ch = curl_init($url);

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, "$ip:$port");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYPORT, $port);
    curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYUSERPWD, "$user:$pass");

    $x = curl_exec($ch);

    print $x . curl_error($ch) ;



In Python we use the urllib2 library. We could also use the pycurl module but we will keep it simple for now.

import urllib2

uri = "http://anonymous-proxies.net/index.php?r=tools/showip"
http_proxy_server = "xxx.xxx.xx.x"
http_proxy_port = "10000"
http_proxy_realm = http_proxy_server
http_proxy_user = "proxy_username"
http_proxy_passwd = "proxy_password"

http_proxy_full_auth_string = "http://%s:%s@%s:%s" % (

def open_url_installed_opener():
	proxy_handler = urllib2.ProxyHandler({"http": http_proxy_full_auth_string})
	opener = urllib2.build_opener(proxy_handler)
	response = urllib2.urlopen(uri)
	print response.read()

if __name__ == "__main__":

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