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ProxyFetcher.cr Proxy fetching library for Crystal programming language
Crystal port of awesome Ruby ProxyFetcher gem
This lib can help your Crystal application to make HTTP(S) requests using proxies by fetching and validating actual proxy lists from multiple providers.
It gives you a special
Manager class that have everything you need to work with proxy lists: load them, validate,
return random or specific and so on.
Add this to your application's
dependencies: proxy-fetcher: github: nbulaj/proxy-fetcher.cr
By default ProxyFetcher uses all the available proxy providers. To get current proxy list without validation you
need to initialize an instance of
ProxyFetcher::Manager class. During this process ProxyFetcher will automatically load
and parse all the proxies:
manager = ProxyFetcher::Manager.new # will immediately load proxy list from the server manager.proxies #=> [#<ProxyFetcher::Proxy:0x00000002879680 @addr="220.127.116.11", @port=3128, # @country="USA", @type="HTTP", @anonymity="High">, ... ]
You can initialize proxy manager without immediate load of the proxy list from the remote server by passing
refresh: false on initialization:
manager = ProxyFetcher::Manager.new(refresh: false) # just initialize class instance manager.proxies #=> 
ProxyFetcher::Manager class is very helpful when you need to manipulate and manager proxies. To get the proxy
from the list you can call
.pop method that will return first proxy and move it to the end of the list.
This methods has some equivalents like
get! or aliased
pop! that will return first connectable proxy and
move it to the end of the list. They both marked as danger methods because all dead proxies will be removed from the list.
If you need just some random proxy then call
manager.random_proxy or it's alias
To clean current proxy list from the dead entries that does not respond to the requests you you need to use
manager.cleanup! # or manager.validate!
This action will enumerate proxy list and remove all the entries that doesn't respond by timeout or returns errors.
In order to increase the performance proxy list validation is performed using Ruby threads. By default gem creates a
pool with 10 threads, but you can increase this number by changing
pool_size configuration option:
ProxyFetcher.config.pool_size = 50.
Read more in Proxy validation speed section.
If you need raw proxy URLs (like
host:port) then you can use
raw_proxies methods that will return array of strings:
manager = ProxyFetcher::Manager.new manager.raw_proxies # => ["//18.104.22.168:3128", "//22.214.171.124:3128", "//126.96.36.199:8080", # "//188.8.131.52:8080", "//184.108.40.206:80", "//220.127.116.11:8080", ...]
You don't need to initialize a new manager every time you want to load actual proxy list from the providers. All you
need is to refresh the proxy list by calling
#fetch!) method for your
manager.refresh_list! # or manager.fetch! #=> [#<ProxyFetcher::Proxy:0x00000002879680 @addr="18.104.22.168", @port=3128,, # @country="USA", @type="HTTP", @anonymity="High">, ... ]
Default configuration looks as follows:
ProxyFetcher.configure do |config| config.user_agent = ProxyFetcher::Configuration::DEFAULT_USER_AGENT config.pool_size = 10 config.provider_proxies_load_timeout = 30 config.proxy_validation_timeout = 3 config.providers = ProxyFetcher::Configuration.registered_providers end
You can change any of the options above.
For example, you can set your custom User-Agent string:
ProxyFetcher.configure do |config| config.user_agent = "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.113 Safari/537.36" end
Currently ProxyFetcher can deal with next proxy providers (services):
- Free Proxy List
- Free SSL Proxies
- Gather Proxy
- HTTP Tunnel Genius
proxy-fetcher.cr is released under the MIT License.
Copyright (c) Nikita Bulai (email@example.com).
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the proxy-fetcher.cr README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.