Zoffix Znet


WWW::FreeProxyListsCom - get proxy lists from http://www.freeproxylists.com


    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use WWW::FreeProxyListsCom;

    my $prox = WWW::FreeProxyListsCom->new;

    my $ref = $prox->get_list( type => 'non_anonymous' )
        or die $prox->error;

    print "Got a list of " . @$ref . " proxies\nFiltering...\n";

    $ref = $prox->filter( port => qr/(80){1,2}/ );

    print "Filtered list contains: " . @$ref . " proxies\n"
            . join "\n", map( "$_->{ip}:$_->{port}", @$ref), '';


The module provides interface to fetch proxy server lists from http://www.freeproxylists.com/



    my $prox = WWW::FreeProxyListCom->new;

    my $prox2 = WWW::FreeProxyListCom->new(
        timeout     => 20, # or 'mech'
        mech        => WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => 'foos', timeout => 20 ),
        debug       => 1,

Bakes up and returns a fresh WWW::FreeProxyListCom object. Takes a few arguments, all of which are optional. Possible arguments are as follows:


    my $prox = WWW::FreeProxyListCom->new( timeout => 10 );

Takes a scalar as a value which is the value that will be passed to the WWW::Mechanize object to indicate connection timeout in seconds. Defaults to: 30 seconds


    my $prox = WWW::FreeProxyListCom->new(
        mech => WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => '007', timeout => 10 ),

If a simple timeout is not enough for your needs feel free to specify the mech argument which takes a WWW::Mechanize object as a value. Defaults to: plain WWW::Mechanize object with timeout argument set to whatever WWW::FreeProxyListCom's timeout argument is set to as well as agent argument is set to mimic FireFox.


    my $prox = WWW::FreeProxyListCom->new( debug => 1 );

When set to a true value will make the object print out some debugging info. Defaults to: 0



    my $list_ref = $prox->get_list
        or die $prox->error;

    my $list_ref2 = $prox->get_list(
        type        => 'standard',
        max_pages   => 5,
    ) or die $prox->error;

Instructs the object ot fetch a list of proxies from http://www.freeproxylists.com/ website. On failure returns either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the reason for failure will be available via error() method. Note: if request for a each of the "list" (see max_pages argument below) fails the get_list() will NOT error out, if you are getting empty proxy lists try setting debug option on in the constructor and it will carp() any failures on the "list" gets. On success returns an arrayref of hashrefs, see RETURN VALUE section below for details. Takes several arguments all of which are optional. To understand them better you should visit http://www.freeproxylists.com/ first. The possible arguments are as follows:


    ->get_list( type => 'standard' );

Optional. Specifies the list of proxies to fetch. Defaults to: elite. Possible arguments are as follows (valid type values are on the left, corresponding "list" site's menu link names are on the right):

    elite           => http elite proxies
    anonymous       => http anonymous lists
    non_anonymous   => http non-anonymous
    https           => https (SSL enabled)
    standard        => http standard ports
    us              => us proxies only
    socks           => socks (version 4/5)


    ->get_list( max_pages => 4 );

Optional. Specifies how many "lists" to fetch. In other words, if you go to list section titled "http elite proxies" you'll see several lists in the table; the max_pages specifies how many of those lists to fetch. If max_pages is larger than the number of available lists only the number of available lists will be fetched. A special value of 0 indicates that the object should fetch all available lists for a specified type. Defaults to: 1 (which is more than enough).


    $VAR1 = [
            'country' => 'China',
            'last_test' => '3/15 4:23:14 pm',
            'ip' => '',
            'latency' => '5115',
            'port' => '80',
            'is_https' => 'true'

On success get_list() method returns a (possibly empty) arrayref of "proxy" hashrefs. The hashrefs represent each proxy listed on the proxy list on the site. Each will contain the following keys (if the value for a specific key was not found on the site it will be set to N/A):


The IP address of the proxy


The port of the proxy


The country of the proxy


When was the proxy last tested to be alive, this is the "Date checked, UTC" column on the site.


Corresponds to the "Latency" column on the site


Corresponds to "HTTPS" column on the site.


    my $filtered_list_ref = $prox->filter(
        port        => 80,
        ip          => qr/^120/,
        country     => 'Russia',
        is_https    => 'true',
        last_test   => qr|^3/15|, # march 15's
        latency     => qr/\d{1,2}/,

Must be called after a successfull call to get_list() will croak otherwise. Takes one or more key/value pairs of arguments which specify filtering rule. The keys are the same as the keys of "proxy" hashref in the return value of the get_list() method. Values can be either simple scalars or regexes (qr//). If value is a regex the corresponding value in the "proxy" hashref will matched against the regex, otherwise the eq will be done. Returns an arrayref of "proxy" hashrefs in the exact same format as get_list() returns except filtered. In other words calling $prox->filter( port => 80, latency => qr/\d{1,2}/ ) will return only proxies with port number 80 and for which latency is a two digit value. On failure returns either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the reason for the error will be available via error() method. Although, filter() should not fail if you pass proper filter arguments and call it after successfull get_list().


    my $list_ref = $prox->get_list
        or die $prox->error;

When either get_list() or filter() methods fail they will return either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the reason for the failure will be available via error() method. Takes no arguments, returns a human parsable message explaining why get_list() or filter() failed.


    my $last_list_ref = $prox->list;

Must be called after a successfull call to get_list(). Takes no arugments, returns the same arrayref of hashrefs last call to get_list() returned.


    my $last_filtered_list_ref = $prox->filtered_list;

Must be called after a successfull call to filter(). Takes no arugments, returns the same arrayref of hashrefs last call to filter() returned.


    my $old_mech = $prox->mech;

    $prox->mech( WWW::Mechanize->new( agent => 'blah' ) );

Returns a WWW::Mechanize object used for fetching proxy lists. When called with an optional argument (which must be a WWW::Mechanize object) will use it in any subsequent get_list() calls.


    my $old_debug = $prox->debug;

    $prox->debug( 1 );

Returns a currently set debug flag (see debug argument to constructor). When called with an argument will set the debug flag to the value specified.


Zoffix Znet, <zoffix at cpan.org> (http://zoffix.com, http://haslayout.net)


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-freeproxylistscom at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-FreeProxyListsCom. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WWW::FreeProxyListsCom

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