A Raspberry Pi as a decent residential proxy #RaspberryPi #Networking #PiDay @Raspberry_Pi
A great use for a Raspberry Pi as a residential proxy server from WiringBits:
One of our projects uses web-scraping to scan several online stores to find discounts. Lately, we started supporting some stores that seem to block requests coming from common cloud providers (like AWS, DigitalOcean, etc), if you are curious, the websites are BestBuy and Costco Mexico.
A popular workaround to mitigate this problem is to pay for a proxy service to scrape these websites, sadly, we weren’t able to find a reliable provider that was within our small budget.
Hence, we ended up building our own residential proxy, right now being powered by an old Raspberry Pi model B. It’s worth adding that it wasn’t as simple as we expected, specially keeping the SSH tunnel available.
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