Scylla: An Intelligent Proxy Pool for Humanities™

An intelligent proxy pool for humanities, only supports Python 3.6. Key features:

  • Automatic proxy ip crawling and validation
  • Easy-to-use JSON API
  • Simple but beautiful web-based user interface (eg. geographical distribution of proxies)
  • Get started with only 1 command minimally
  • Straightforward programmable API
  • Headless browser crawling

对于偏好中文的用户,请阅读 中文文档。For those who prefer to use Chinese, please read the Chinese Documentation

Get started


Install directly via pip

pip install scylla
scylla --help
scylla # Run the cralwer and web server for JSON API

Install from source

git clone
cd scylla

pip install -r requirements.txt

npm install # or yarn install
make build-assets

python -m scylla


This is an example of running a service locally (localhost), using port 8899.

Note: You might have to wait for 1 to 2 minutes in order to wait for the crawler get some proxy ips for the first time you use Scylla.


Proxy IP List

Optional URL parameters:

Parameters Default value Description
page 1 The page number
limit 20 The number of proxies shown on each page
anonymous any Show anonymous proxies or not. Possible values:true, only anonymous proxies; false, only transparent proxies

Sample result:

    "proxies": [{
        "id": 3661,
        "ip": "",
        "port": 8080,
        "is_valid": true,
        "created_at": 1527312259,
        "updated_at": 1527351023,
        "latency": 250.9789636882,
        "stability": 1.0,
        "is_anonymous": true,
        "location": "29.3416,104.7770",
        "organization": "AS4134 CHINANET-BACKBONE",
        "region": "Sichuan",
        "country": "CN",
        "city": "Zigong"
    }, {
        "id": 3657,
        "ip": "",
        "port": 8080,
        "is_valid": true,
        "created_at": 1527312253,
        "updated_at": 1527351021,
        "latency": 189.1011954867,
        "stability": 0.2,
        "is_anonymous": true,
        "location": null,
        "organization": null,
        "region": null,
        "country": null,
        "city": null
    "count": 1025,
    "per_page": 20,
    "page": 1,
    "total_page": 52
System Statistics

Sample result:

    "median": 181.2566407083,
    "valid_count": 1780,
    "total_count": 9528,
    "mean": 174.3290085201

Web UI

Open http://localhost:8899 in your browser to see the Web UI of this project.

Proxy IP List



Globally Geographical Distribution Map



API Documentation

Please read Module Index.


Please see Projects.

Development and Contribution

git clone
cd scylla

pip install -r requirements.txt

npm install # or `yarn install`
make build-assets


If you wish to run tests locally, the commands are shown below:

pip install -r tests/requirements-test.txt
pytest -n 15 tests

You are welcomed to add more test cases to this project, increasing the robustness of this project.

Naming of This Project

Scylla is derived from the name of a group of memory chips in the American TV series, Prison Break. This project was named after this American TV series to pay tribute to it.


Apache License 2.0. For more details, please read the LICENSE file.

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