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Timeout error when trying to get a https website with Python+Selenium

Hi. I am trying to use Python + Selenium to login to some website and parse information. I want this project to be hosted at a droplet. When I try to access the website in headless mode, Selenium drivers just load empty pages. Besides, I tried to use xvfb and pyvirtualdisplay to run non-headless mode. In this case, I got a Chrome error page stating that Chrome can’t connect to a network. I disabled ufw, removed all IPTABLES rules. Interesting fact is that when I use Firefox driver in headless mode, I get a Timeout error. On my PC I am able to run the same code using same settings and selenium drivers and access the website. So the question is: Are there any network restrictions for DigitalOcean droplets? Why am I running into Timeout errors? Thanks


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Hey friend!

There are no network restrictions that we deploy on our side that would cause this, but I’m afraid I don’t know what is causing it for you. It could be that the website in question is blocking datacenter IPs, or even just our IP space.

Jarland