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What Settings Do I Use To Amass Large Proxy List?

DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
edited June 2019 in GSA Proxy Scraper
...and do I even want to? Proxies get used, then disappear??

Should I keep old ones?

And, I have auto on. The list keeps getting larger and smaller.

Should I save the list every so often, then just add the old list(s)  again? Where did those proxies go?? >_< >_<

I wanted the program to just check/uncheck proxies, but never remove from the list. How do I set this?

Or, should I just let the software do its thing and let the list get smaller and larger?

Thank you. :)


  • SvenSven
    Proxies detected as being down might come back later as working. You should keep them for some time and remove once down for a bit longer.
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    "You should keep them for some time and remove once down for a bit longer."

    So amassing a huge list of proxies is an OK goal, but maybe doesn't make too much sense, then?

    Do proxies ever come back on after a long hiatus?

    How then  do I keep GSA-PS from removing dead proxies from the list?

    Or, am I getting it wrong and new proxies never removed, but rather just unchecked?

    Sorry; still not clear on this, Sven.  Anyone who's around, please let me know what the case is.
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    I have been playing with GSA Proxy Scraper today and earlier this week.

    I found the Automatic Search menu option in the Settings Tab. (at Main via the top button, far-right)

    I see it's set to auto-remove proxies down for more than 120 minutes!

    I can just disable or set to a higher value! :)

    Also, "store previously working proxies in a file before removing" is checked.

    Where is that file?

    BTW, had lost proxies I saved manually (tho didnt save all details--will in future--just saved IP Port User PW) but it was in the Local Windows User folder, and I had looked in Roaming, only.

    Hope this info helps someone who is stuck on either question as I had been!

    And, to Sven, and everyone else on here, have a great weekend! :)
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas

    proxy_dead.txt :|

  • SvenSven
    you can use the ADD button on main GUI and scan previously deleted proxies. That will read in that file and eventually you will get back many new proxies.
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    edited June 2019
    OK, Sven, I added this ENTIRE list. :p

    But I stopped the check after a few minutes b/c it's a LOT of IPs to check...

    And thought (in future)  it might be better to break the list up into chunks...and import a little at a that my ISP doesn't get upset that I hit 5 million (or whatever the real sum) IPs hour after hour.

    Don't know if this is being overcareful, but I'd rather be safer...
  • SvenSven
    scanning previously working IPs should not cause any ISP issues. Thats usually enough different IPs and ports.
    Thanked by 1Deeeeeeee
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    edited June 2019
    Also, ppl, there is an option to add  deleted proxies top-left, Adde Button, last choice.

    I should have looked more carefully.
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