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Authored by: amacaulay on Mar 07, '04 06:47:05AM

There are options for controlling how you connect to a proxy, but these are more for when you _do_ want to and won't help you bypass the transparent proxies that many ISPs use.

However, if you use the --header option to send an appropriate Pragma: header (perhaps someone who understands this part of http can leap in here), then a well behaved proxy should let you pass through.

That said, the original script was to test whether your line was up, so as long as you don't run a home proxy server (or have one on site between your machine and the outside Internet) then why bother? A returned page must have come over your Internet line, so your line must be up.


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