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LWP::Protocol::socks - adds support for the socks protocol and proxy facility


use LWP::Protocol::socks;


Use this package when you wish to use a socks proxy for your connections.

It provides some essential hooks into the LWP system to implement a socks "scheme" similar to http for describing your socks connection, and can be used to proxy either http or https connections.

The use case is to use LWP::UserAgent's proxy method to register your socks proxy like so:

 $ua->proxy([qw(http https)] => 'socks://socks.yahoo.com:1080');

Then just use your $ua object as usual!


 use strict;
 use LWP::UserAgent;

 my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent(agent => 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060719 Firefox/');
 # for socks5, use socks like so:
 $ua->proxy([qw(http https)] => 'socks://socks.yahoo.com:1080');
 # for socks4, use socks4 like so:
 $ua->proxy([qw(http https)] => 'socks4://socks.yahoo.com:1080');
 my $response = $ua->get("http://www.freebsd.org");
 print $response->code,' ', $response->message,"\n";
 my $response = $ua->get("https://www.microsoft.com");
 print $response->code,' ', $response->message,"\n";


I don't have much time to contribute to this. If you'd like to contribute, please fork https://github.com/scr/cpan and send me a pull request.


Sheridan C Rawlins <sheridan.rawlins@yahoo.com>

Oleg G <oleg@cpan.org>