How Does Proxy server (Endpoint) Filtering Work? Which Ports Do I Need to Use?

Using Smartproxy is fairly simple: in the dashboard you will be able to select the kind of port you want – rotating or sticky – and whether you want a random IP (any country) or target specific country/city. The system will generate a relevant proxy server (endpoint) in the domain:port format.

See the example below with a random rotating port specified. Note that the example uses a whitelisted IP instead of the standard username:password authorization.


  • Proxy server (endpoint) – the address you must use to connect to the selected proxy pool.

  • Port – add the port number to your endpoint to connect to the proxy server.

  • Port range – use any port(s) in this range to connect to the endpoint.

If you choose If you choose residential or datacenter proxy server list

Create a filter for proxy server and ports according to your needs.

smartproxy-proxy server

If you choose ‘Curl test example’

Once you select the parameters, you will get the shell example – proxy server (endpoint) and port information that fits your needs.

smartproxy-curl test sample

1. Choose your authentication option:

  • Whitelisted IP – If you choose this authorization method, you won’t need to use your credentials – whitelisted IP addresses do not require the user:pass authorization (only for residential IPs). Whitelist several IPs to create a list of trusted IPs. You can whitelist your IP in the Whitelisted IPs tab on the left.

  • User:Pass – If you choose this authorization method, you will need to insert your credentials in the Username and Password fields in the Ports section below to get the full shell example. Authenticate with your dashboard login or subuser credentials.

2. Choose parameters:

  • Proxy location: random – use a random IP from the whole pool. Specific location – use IPs only from a specific location. You can target IP addresses at the country or city level.

  • Session type: rotating – assigns a new IP for each request. Sticky – assigns an IP for a longer period (residential up to 10 min; datacenter – 30min). The session will be terminated: after 60s of inactivity; if the IP address does not respond. If your session is terminated, you will receive a new sticky IP with the same rules applied.

3. Enter Your target