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PHP Proxy Checker : Check if a proxy server is working and its type

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This class can check if a proxy server is working and its type.

It can send HTTP requests to a test script in the same site via a given proxy server to determine if the proxy is working and its features.

The class tries either regular HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS 5 protocol.

If it is working it can test if the proxy server supports GET and POST requests, passes the referer header, SSL requests, response speed and the level of anonymity it provides.

 * PHPProxyChecker documetation.
 * @author Stanislav Afanasiev <stas.progger[at]>
 * @created 15.12.2010
 * @version 1.0


Documentation for PHPProxyChecker class

Requirements for use:
PHP 5.2 .*

How do I use?
1) You should put the file gate.php on hosting with support for all requirements
2) You must declare a constant HTTP_GATE, HTTPS_GATE, CHECK_TIMEOUT before calling checkProxy ()

Return Values

If the proxy is working, it returns an array of the following structure:
TYPE - Type of proxy (HTTP or SOCKS)
TYPE_NAME - The level of anonymity
TYPE_CODE - The numeric value of the level of anonymity (0 - Transparent, 1 - Anonymous, 2 - Elite 3 - Indefinite)
QUERY_TIME - response time to a GET request
SUPPORT_GET - Support for GET requests (Y | N)
SUPPORT_COOKIE - Support transfer COOKIES (Y | N)
SUPPORT_REFERER - Support transfer REFERER (Y | N)
SUPPORT_POST - Support for POST requests (Y | N)
SUPPORT_SSL - Support for SSL (for HTTP) (Y | N)
PROXY_IP - Ip address

If the proxy is not working, it returns an array of the following structure:

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Name: PHP Proxy Checker
Base name: php-proxy-checker
Description: Check if a proxy server is working and its type
Version: 1.0
PHP version: 5.2
License: Free for non-commercial use
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Sometimes it is necessary to use a proxy server to access certain types of resources on the Web.

There are listings with many available proxy servers on the Web that can be used but some of them are not working or work in a certain way that is not convenient.

This class can test if a given proxy is working and tells its characteristics so you can evaluate if it is convenient for your purposes, like speed of response, provided anonymity level, etc..

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