in reply to Server closed connection without sending any data back
Something to consider: some web servers are "agent sensitive". Check out this doco:
I'd pick something benign like 'Mozilla/5.0' to set your agent's ID to and you may have more success. I've run into this issue a few times...
$ua->agent('Checkbot/0.4 ' . $ua->_agent);
$ua->agent('Checkbot/0.4 '); # same as above
$ua->agent(""); # don't identify
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