I have seen the same thing.

So, if you have white listed IPs that are still showing a rate limit
of 20,000, DO NOT use them right now.

After a few minutes of use their rate limits are cut down to 150 per
hour.

Dewald

On Aug 6, 8:58 pm, Tinychat <tinycha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> So, like everyone else I was receiving 408's from all our production
> servers. Wasnt sure what was causing it, but it turned out to be that
> twitter is blocking the IPs. Ok, must be related to the ddos stuff
> from earlier on- Must have gotten caught in the crossfire.
>
> So I go ahead and use some development servers to start sending
> requests- All is fine, for about a hour. They are blocked now. So to
> anyone out there, there is no point using a new IP- It will get
> blocked within a hour or so. I guess we have to wait for twitters host
> to fix it, or use actionscript/ajax to have the end user request the
> data himself (Which is what I am going to do) so its always a unique IP

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