• November 28, 2023

Python Proxy List Scraper

Proxy-List-Scrapper – PyPI

demo live example using javascript
Proxy List Scrapper from various websites.
They gives the free proxies for temporary use.
What is a proxy
A proxy is server that acts like a gateway or intermediary between any device and the rest of the internet. A proxy accepts and forwards connection requests, then returns data for those requests. This is the basic definition, which is quite limited, because there are dozens of unique proxy types with their own distinct configurations.
What are the most popular types of proxies:
Residential proxies, Datacenter proxies, Anonymous proxies, Transparent proxies
People use proxies to:
Avoid Geo-restrictions, Protect Privacy and Increase Security, Avoid Firewalls and Bans, Automate Online Processes, Use Multiple Accounts and Gather Data
Chrome Extension in here
you can download the chrome extension “Free Proxy List Scrapper Chrome Extension” folder and load in the extension.
Goto Chrome Extension click here.
Web_Scrapper Module here
Web Scrapper is proxy web scraper using proxy rotating api
you can check official documentation from here
You can send request to any webpages with proxy gateway & web api provided by
## How to use Proxy List Scrapper
You can clone this project from github. or usepip install Proxy-List-Scrapper
Make sure you have installed the requests and urllib3 in python
in import add
from Proxy_List_Scrapper import Scrapper, Proxy, ScrapperException
After that simply create an object of Scrapper class as “scrapper”
scrapper = Scrapper(category=Category, print_err_trace=False)
Here Your need to specify category defined as below:
SSL = ”,
ANANY = ”,
UK = ”,
US = ”,
NEW = ”,
SPYS_ME = ”,
These are all categories.
After you have to call a function named “getProxies”
# Get ALL Proxies According to your Choice
data = tProxies()
the data will be returned by the above function the data is having the response data of function.
in data having proxies, len, category
@proxies is the list of Proxy Class which has actual proxy.
@len is the count of total proxies in @proxies.
@category is the category of proxies defined above.
You can handle the response data as below
# Print These Scrapped Proxies
print(“Scrapped Proxies:”)
for item in oxies:
print(‘{}:{}'(, ))
# Print the size of proxies scrapped
print(“Total Proxies”)
# Print the Category of proxy from which you scrapped
print(“Category of the Proxy”)
Sameer Narkhede
Thanks for giving free proxies
Take a look here
If this project help you reduce time to develop, you can give me a cup of coffee:relaxed:
Proxy scraper and checker - GitHub

Proxy scraper and checker – GitHub

Scrape more than 1K HTTP proxies in less than 2 seconds.
Scraping fresh public proxies from different sources:
(Socks4, Socks5)
(HTTP, Socks4, Socks5)
wnload (HTTP, HTTPS, Socks4, Socks5)
Use this command to install dependencies.
pip3 install -r
For scraping:
python3 -p
With -p or –proxy, You can choose your proxy type. Supported proxy types are: HTTP – HTTPS – Socks (Both 4 and 5) – Socks4 – Socks5
With -o or –output, create and write to a file. (Default is)
With -v or –verbose, more details.
With -h or –help, Show help to who did’t read this README.
For checking:
python3 -t 20 -s -l
With -t or –timeout, dismiss the proxy after -t seconds (Default is 20)
With -p or –proxy, check HTTPS or HTTP proxies (Default is HTTP)
With -l or –list, path to your (Default is)
With -s or –site, check with specific website like (Default is)
With -r or –random_agent, it will use a random user agent per proxy.
Good to know
Dead proxies will be removed and just alive proxies will stay.
This script is also able to scrape Socks, but proxyChecker only check HTTP(S) proxies.
Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.
Proxy Scraper
Proxy Checker
How To Rotate Proxies and change IP Addresses using ...

How To Rotate Proxies and change IP Addresses using …

A common problem faced by web scrapers is getting blocked by websites while scraping them. There are many techniques to prevent getting blocked, like
Rotating IP addresses
Using Proxies
Rotating and Spoofing user agents
Using headless browsers
Reducing the crawling rate
What is a rotating proxy?
A rotating proxy is a proxy server that assigns a new IP address from the proxy pool for every connection. That means you can launch a script to send 1, 000 requests to any number of sites and get 1, 000 different IP addresses. Using proxies and rotating IP addresses in combination with rotating user agents can help you get scrapers past most of the anti-scraping measures and prevent being detected as a scraper.
The concept of rotating IP addresses while scraping is simple – you can make it look to the website that you are not a single ‘bot’ or a person accessing the website, but multiple ‘real’ users accessing the website from multiple locations. If you do it right, the chances of getting blocked are minimal.
In this blog post, we will show you how to send your requests to a website using a proxy, and then we’ll show you how to send these requests through multiple IP addresses or proxies.
How to send requests through a Proxy in Python 3 using Requests
If you are using Python-Requests, you can send requests through a proxy by configuring the proxies argument. For example
import requests
proxies = {
”: ”,
”: ”, }
(”, proxies=proxies)
We’ll show how to send a real request through a free proxy.
Let’s find a proxy
There are many websites dedicated to providing free proxies on the internet. One such site is. Let’s go there and pick a proxy that supports (as we are going to test this on an website).
Here is our proxy –
IP: 207. 148. 1. 212 Port: 8080
This proxy might not work when you test it. You should pick another proxy from the website if it doesn’t work.
Now let’s make a request to HTTPBin’s IP endpoint and test if the request went through the proxy
url = ”
“”: ”,
“”: ”}
response = (url, proxies=proxies)
{‘origin’: ‘209. 50. 52. 162’}
You can see that the request went through the proxy. Let’s get to sending requests through a pool of IP addresses.
Rotating Requests through a pool of Proxies in Python 3
We’ll gather a list of some active proxies from. You can also use private proxies if you have access to them.
You can make this list by manually copy and pasting, or automate this by using a scraper (If you don’t want to go through the hassle of copy and pasting every time the proxies you have gets removed). You can write a script to grab all the proxies you need and construct this list dynamically every time you initialize your web scraper. Once you have the list of Proxy IPs to rotate, the rest is easy.
We have written some code to pick up IPs automatically by scraping. (This code could change when the website updates its structure)
from import fromstring
def get_proxies():
response = (url)
parser = fromstring()
proxies = set()
for i in (‘//tbody/tr’)[:10]:
if (‘. //td[7][contains(text(), “yes”)]’):
#Grabbing IP and corresponding PORT
proxy = “:”([(‘. //td[1]/text()’)[0], (‘. //td[2]/text()’)[0]])
return proxies
The function get_proxies will return a set of proxy strings that can be passed to the request object as proxy config.
proxies = get_proxies()
{‘121. 129. 127. 209:80’, ‘124. 41. 215. 238:45169’, ‘185. 93. 3. 123:8080’, ‘194. 182. 64. 67:3128’, ‘106. 0. 38. 174:8080’, ‘163. 172. 175. 210:3128′, ’13. 92. 196. 150:8080’}
Now that we have the list of Proxy IP Addresses in a variable proxies, we’ll go ahead and rotate it using a Round Robin method.
from itertools import cycle
import traceback
#If you are copy pasting proxy ips, put in the list below
#proxies = [‘121. 150:8080’]
proxy_pool = cycle(proxies)
for i in range(1, 11):
#Get a proxy from the pool
proxy = next(proxy_pool)
print(“Request #%d”%i)
response = (url, proxies={“”: proxy, “”: proxy})
#Most free proxies will often get connection errors. You will have retry the entire request using another proxy to work.
#We will just skip retries as its beyond the scope of this tutorial and we are only downloading a single url
print(“Skipping. Connnection error”)
Request #1
{‘origin’: ‘121. 209’}
Request #2
{‘origin’: ‘124. 238’}
Request #3
{‘origin’: ‘185. 123’}
Request #4
{‘origin’: ‘194. 67’}
Request #5
Skipping. Connnection error
Request #6
{‘origin’: ‘163. 210’}
Request #7
{‘origin’: ’13. 150′}
Request #8
Request #9
Request #10
Okay – it worked. Request #5 had a connection error probably because the free proxy we grabbed was overloaded with users trying to get their proxy traffic through. Below is the full code to do this.
Full Code
Rotating Proxies in Scrapy
Scrapy does not have built in proxy rotation. There are many middlewares in scrapy for rotating proxies or ip address in scrapy. We have found scrapy-rotating-proxies to be the most useful among them.
Install scrapy-rotating-proxies using
pip install scrapy-rotating-proxies
In your scrapy project’s add,
‘tatingProxyMiddleware’: 610, }
#… ]
As an alternative to ROTATING_PROXY_LIST, you can specify a ROTATING_PROXY_LIST_PATH options with a path to a file with proxies, one per line:
You can read more about this middleware on its github repo.
5 Things to keep in mind while using proxies and rotating IP addresses
Here are a few tips that you should remember:
Do not rotate IP Address when scraping websites after logging in or using Sessions
We don’t recommend rotating IPs if you are logging into a website. The website already knows who you are when you log in, through the session cookies it sets. To maintain the logged-in state, you need to keep passing the Session ID in your cookie headers. The servers can easily tell that you are bot when the same session cookie is coming from multiple IP addresses and block you.
A similar logic applies if you are sending back that session cookie to a website. The website already knows this session is using a certain IP and a User-Agent. Rotating these two fields would do you more harm than good in these cases.
In these situations, it’s better just to use a single IP address and maintain the same request headers for each unique login.
Avoid Using Proxy IP addresses that are in a sequence
Even the simplest anti-scraping plugins can detect that you are a scraper if the requests come from IP addresses that are continuous or belong to the same range like this:
64. 233. 160. 0
64. 1
64. 2
64. 3
Some websites have gone as far as blocking the entire providers like AWS and have even blocked entire countries.
If you are using free proxies – automate
Free proxies tend to die out soon, mostly in days or hours and would expire before the scraping even completes. To prevent that from disrupting your scrapers, write some code that would automatically pick up and refresh the proxy list you use for scraping with working IP addresses. This will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Use Elite Proxies whenever possible if you are using Free Proxies ( or even if you are paying for proxies)
All proxies aren’t the same. There are mainly three types of proxies available in the internet.
Transparent Proxy – A transparent proxy is a server that sits between your computer and the internet and redirects your requests and responses without modifying them. It sends your real IP address in the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header, this means a website that does not only determine your REMOTE_ADDR but also checks for specific proxy headers that will still know your real IP address. The HTTP_VIA header is also sent, revealing that you are using a proxy server.
Anonymous Proxy – An anonymous proxy does not send your real IP address in the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header, instead, it submits the IP address of the proxy or it’ll just be blank. The HTTP_VIA header is sent with a transparent proxy, which would reveal you are using a proxy server. An anonymous proxy server does not tell websites your real IP address anymore. This can be helpful to just keep your privacy on the internet. The website can still see you are using a proxy server, but in the end, it does not really matter as long as the proxy server does not disclose your real IP address. If someone really wants to restrict page access, an anonymous proxy server will be detected and blocked.
Elite Proxy – An elite proxy only sends REMOTE_ADDR header while the other headers are empty. It will make you seem like a regular internet user who is not using a proxy at all. An elite proxy server is ideal to pass any restrictions on the internet and to protect your privacy to the fullest extent. You will seem like a regular internet user who lives in the country that your proxy server is running in.
Elite Proxies are your best option as they are hard to be detected. Use anonymous proxies if it’s just to keep your privacy on the internet. Lastly, use transparent proxies – although the chances of success are very low.
Get Premium Proxies if you are Scraping Thousands of Pages
Free proxies available on the internet are always abused and end up being in blacklists used by anti-scraping tools and web servers. If you are doing serious large-scale data extraction, you should pay for some good proxies. There are many providers who would even rotate the IPs for you.
Use IP Rotation in combination with Rotating User Agents
IP rotation on its own can help you get past some anti-scraping measures. If you find yourself being banned even after using rotating proxies, a good solution is adding header spoofing and rotation.
That’s all we’ve got to say. Happy Scraping
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