Has anyone else played around with harvesting proxies from their blog spam? My python script sends me about 15-20/day... this is how I have it setup:  I created a bunch of blogs that are spammer targeted. Everything from electronic reviews, movie blogs, video game blogs, health, etc. I just copied a few articles to get keywords, spun them and let them sit there  I turn off Akismet on wordpress  My python script monitors the mysql database for unapproved comments. When it finds a new one it records the IP address and performs an nmap (port scan) against it. It looks for 80,8080,3128 (actually does a full 1-10000 port scan) etc and tests the IP to see if it is a proxy. The output is to a text file. I don't have a python script to test if its anonymous or google ready but that's about 15more lines of code tops. TODO: Implement back end database to store found proxies, test times, country of origin, uptime stats, etc. Implement SOAP web service for all of my other scripts to request a proxy depending on the task (i.e. Get a google proxie for tasks that need it but stick to Anonymous proxies for simpler tasks. Return a country specific proxy) Thoughts? Suggestions?