user198989 user198989 - 4 months ago 158
PHP Question

How to use a SOCKS 5 proxy with cURL?

Normal proxies (ex:

72.41.132.22:3128
) work well with cURL, however when I use SOCKS 5 proxies with username/pass, It just gives me "[1" on the page.

Is there a way to use SOCKY 5 proxies with cURL ?

$proxy = "cagsan:jw22wdw@108.61.25.223:34792";

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, $proxy);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
$curl_scraped_page = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

Answer

You need to tell cURL the proxy is a SOCKS5 proxy, otherwise cURL assumes it's an HTTP proxy:

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYTYPE, CURLPROXY_SOCKS5);

From the docs:

CURLOPT_PROXYTYPE

Either CURLPROXY_HTTP (default) or CURLPROXY_SOCKS5.

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