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Scrapy Middleware to set a random User-Agent for every Request.

Project description

Does your scrapy spider get identified and blocked by servers because you use the default user-agent or a generic one?

Use this random_useragent module and set a random user-agent for every request.

Installing

Installing it is pretty simple.

pip install git+https://github.com/cleocn/scrapy-random-useragent.git

Usage

In your settings.py file, update the DOWNLOADER_MIDDLEWARES variable like this.

DOWNLOADER_MIDDLEWARES = {
    'scrapy.contrib.downloadermiddleware.useragent.UserAgentMiddleware': None,
    'random_useragent.RandomUserAgentMiddleware': 400
}

This disables the default UserAgentMiddleware and enables the RandomUserAgentMiddleware.

Now all the requests from your crawler will have a random user-agent.

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