Thanks. So I was able to verify that my server is whitelisted.
However, is 20000 API calls enough for a "proxy"?
Let me explain. I'm building a Twitter client in Flash Lite. Flash
Lite currently only supports ActionScript2. Because there is no AS2
Twitter API, I'm using a server side API proxy. So, the Flash Lite app
connects to mtwit.net > mtwit.net connects to Twitter.com > mtwit
returns XML data to my app.
In theory, a limit of 20000 means I can only support 133 concurrent
users (if they all leave the app running for an hour).
On Jul 21, 9:39 am, Doug Williams <d...@twitter.com> wrote:
> You can always verify the whitelisted status of your IP or user
> through a call to account/rate_limit_status. For instance, here are my
> doug$ curl -u dougw:PASSWORDhttp://twitter.com/account/rate_limit_status.xml
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <reset-time type="datetime">2009-07-21T08:29:35+00:00</reset-time>
> <remaining-hits type="integer">19995</remaining-hits>
> <hourly-limit type="integer">20000</hourly-limit>
> <reset-time-in-seconds type="integer">1248164975</reset-time-in-seconds>
> Notice the hourly rate limit of 20000 indiciating my account is
> whitelisted. Removing the authentication will give me the results for
> my IP address:
> doug$ curlhttp://twitter.com/account/rate_limit_status.xml<?xml
> version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <reset-time type="datetime">2009-07-21T08:27:45+00:00</reset-time>
> <remaining-hits type="integer">148</remaining-hits>
> <hourly-limit type="integer">150</hourly-limit>
> <reset-time-in-seconds type="integer">1248164865</reset-time-in-seconds>
> The hourly limit here is 150 indiciating my IP is not whitelisted.
> For completeness, our rate limiting article is here . Again,
> whitelisting does not ensure your users will not get suspended.
> Whitelisting only affects rate limits.
> Do you follow me?http://twitter.com/dougw
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:29 AM, sjespers<se...@webkitchen.be> wrote:
> > Thanks for looking in to this and for unsuspending my account.
> > Did you also confirm that the server I am working from is whitelisted?
> > How can I make sure that it is? If it's not, then I won't be able to
> > release my application because everyone will get suspended who uses it
> > then?
> > Thanks,
> > Serge
> > On Jul 20, 11:11 pm, Doug Williams <d...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >> Serge,
> >> Looking at the account I'm not quite sure why it was suspended. The
> >> records are inconclusive. I've unsuspended the account.
> >> For posterity's sake I'll repeat that whitelisting will not protect
> >> you from suspension. Whitelisting raises select REST API limits.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Doug