Why doesn't requests.get() return? What is the default timeout that requests.get() uses?

In my script, requests.get never returns:

    import requests

    print ("requesting..")

    # This call never returns!
    r = requests.get(
        "http://www.justdial.com",
        proxies = {'http': '222.255.169.74:8080'},
    )

    print(r.ok)

What could be the possible reason(s)? Any remedy? What is the default timeout that get uses?

What is the default timeout that get uses?

The default timeout is None, which means it'll wait (hang) until the connection is closed.

What happens when you pass in a timeout value?

    r = requests.get(
        'http://www.justdial.com',
        proxies={'http': '222.255.169.74:8080'},
        timeout=5
    )

From: stackoverflow.com/q/17782142

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