I am trying to do some automated browsing but with identity-hiding/proxy servers.
One can find some public lists with http proxy servers up and running.
I am trying to instantiate a selenium web driver instance via a http proxy server. I have been unsuccessful so far, so I want to make sure these proxy servers I am getting from public lists (such as this) are indeed working.
How do I do that ?
I ping them and do not get a response (get timeouts). However, for some of them initiating a request in my browser for its ip it returns something (for instance, a Windows Server IIS page). Others return connection_reset error/time out.