proxy-agent

Maps proxy protocols to `http.Agent` implementations

npm install proxy-agent
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proxy-agent

Maps proxy protocols to http.Agent implementations

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This module provides a function that returns proxying http.Agent instances to use based off of a given proxy URI.

An LRU cache is used so that http.Agent instances are transparently re-used for subsequent HTTP requests to the same proxy server.

The currently implemented protocol mappings are listed in the table below:

Protocol Proxy Agent for http requests Proxy Agent for https requests Example
http http-proxy-agent https-proxy-agent http://proxy-server-over-tcp.com:3128
https http-proxy-agent https-proxy-agent https://proxy-server-over-tls.com:3129
socks socks-proxy-agent socks-proxy-agent socks://some-socks-proxy.com:9050
pac pac-proxy-agent pac-proxy-agent pac+http://www.example.com/proxy.pac

Installation

Install with npm:

$ npm install proxy-agent

Example

var http = require('http');
var proxy = require('proxy-agent');

// HTTP, HTTPS, or SOCKS proxy to use
var proxyUri = process.env.http_proxy || 'http://168.63.43.102:3128';

var opts = {
  method: 'GET',
  host: 'jsonip.org',
  path: '/',
  // this is the important part!
  agent: proxy(proxyUri)
};

// the rest works just like any other normal HTTP request
http.get(opts, onresponse);

function onresponse (res) {
  console.log(res.statusCode, res.headers);
  res.pipe(process.stdout);
}

API

proxy(String uri, Boolean secure) → http.Agent

Returns an http.Agent instance based off of the given proxy uri, and secure boolean flag. An LRU cache is used, so the same http.Agent instance will be returned if identical args are passed in.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Nathan Rajlich <nathan@tootallnate.net>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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