Question

Issues with ip address causing 403 error on web scraping tool

Posted June 21, 2016 2.6k views
Ruby on RailsDokku

Hi there

So i have a nokogiri web scrape on my website. It works lovely and fine on my local dev machine but when putting it live on here or heroku. I get a 403 forbidden error code.

Don’t suppose anyone knows how to fix this?

Thanks
Sam

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Hey Sam,

It could be the web properties you are trying to scrape have blocked DigitalOcean or Heroku’s IP ranges. Lots of places do this to prevent cloud servers from scraping their site.

Regards,

–Andrew

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