In May, I pulled a paltry 32.
Things picked up in June. I scraped up 185.
In July things took off for port 8909, with a grand total of 23807.
Less than a week into the month of August, I have over 16,000 new ones!
At this point I have only scraped the surface of this, but it appears to be a mobile product called Youku player. You can download the Android version here if you dare.
Once again, like port 9415, these things come and go.
But they're not going away.
UPDATE 9:30AMUnlike their cousins on port 9415 these are actually pretty damned good High Anon proxies. The speed is great. None were blocked by 4chan, which is highly unusual for any proxy. It seems like those in Shanghai are the most reliable, but that's just my first impression. YMMV.
Government spooks and contractors take note: you can use these to stage your false flag attacks!
UPDATE 08/07/2011 7:30AMI pulled 3,268 of these proxies since midnight. Out of those, 116 were alive. That's a 3.5% live hit rate, which is about 3.5 times the usual live hit rate for public proxy lists (1 out of 100 is typical).
At this rate—assuming they don't fix it—August should end with over 60,000 of these proxies.
And, so far, they have staying power. I routinely overcheck all Chinese proxies, since they historically have been so ephemeral. This is why the List expands and contracts during the day.
UPDATE 08/09/2011 5:50AMWow. August's count is already past July's, with 27,190 of these proxies scraped since the first. The List is 20 pages long and 79% of the proxies are 8909'ers.