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WWW::FreeProxyListsCom - get proxy lists from


    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



    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 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 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. Note all are plain HTTP except socks and https.

    elite           = Elite (hides you entirely)
    anonymous       = Anonymous (hides you, but shows you're using a proxy)
    non_anonymous   = non-anonymous (no masking at all)
    https           = HTTPS (SSL enabled, may not hide you)
    standard        = standard HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS/Proxy ports (may not hide you)
    ca              = Canada
    fr              = France
    us              = United States
    uk              = United Kingdom
    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> (,

Adopted on Feb 4, 2016 and currently maintained by:

Steve Bertrand <steveb at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to


Copyright 2016 Steve Bertrand

Copyright 2008 Zoffix Znet, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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