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Old 03-19-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Command to check if open proxy works


please what is the least server resources intensive linux command to veriffy an open proxy works.

I mean one should probably send and receive any data via this proxy? and if data found it returns true

Assuming proxy is

I used this: curl -x $proxy $url --connect-timeout 8 --max-time 20

but it appears my proxy timeout, but still connect, not sure if after timeout no proxy is used, so i want to load via proxy or return false

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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You can use telnet to check proxy connection, like following.
telnet: > telnet 8080
telnet: Trying
telnet: Connected to
telnet: Escape character is '^]'.
client: CONNECT HTTP/1.0

server: HTTP/1.0 200 Connection established

server: 220 ESMTP server ready Thu, 5 Feb 2004 00:38:22 +0200



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