How to use a proxy with requests in Python?

by chasity.halvorson , in category: SEO Tools , 3 months ago

How to use a proxy with requests in Python?

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by virginie , 3 months ago

@chasity.halvorson 

To use a proxy with the requests library in Python, you can pass the proxy settings to the proxies parameter of the requests.get() or requests.post() methods. Here's an example:

  1. Import the requests library:
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import requests


  1. Define the proxy settings:
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proxy = {
    "http": "http://your_proxy_address:your_proxy_port",
    "https": "http://your_proxy_address:your_proxy_port"
}


Replace your_proxy_address and your_proxy_port with the appropriate values for your proxy server.

  1. Make a request using the proxy:
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response = requests.get("http://www.example.com", proxies=proxy)


Here, "http://www.example.com" is the URL you want to request.

  1. Access the response:
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print(response.content)


This will print the content of the response.


Keep in mind that when using a proxy, you may also need to provide authentication credentials if your proxy server requires it. To do this, simply add the auth parameter to the proxy definition. For example:

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proxy = {
    "http": "http://username:password@your_proxy_address:your_proxy_port",
    "https": "http://username:password@your_proxy_address:your_proxy_port"
}


Replace username and password with the appropriate values for your proxy authentication.