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On Aug 7, 11:49 am, Greg Avola <gregory.av...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is happening all my applications.
>
> Clicking Allow - just causes the App to timeout.
>
> This reminds of the OAuth outage we had last time - which begs the
> question, is OAuth ready for production applications?
>
> On Aug 7, 2:38 pm, Rich <rhyl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > oAuth worked for me on testing this morning, but trying to
> > authenticate three seperate accounts, right now... all of them timeout
> > on clicking the 'Allow' button
>
> > On Aug 7, 7:32 pm, Goblin <stu...@abovetheinternet.org> wrote:
>
> > > OAuth is working fine for my site. To be honest, for something that
> > > does nothing but interact with Twitter I haven't seen much of a drop
> > > in activity.
>
> > > On Aug 7, 7:28 pm, Rich <rhyl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Thanks for the update, however PLEASE get oAuth back up and running
> > > > ASAP please!
>
> > > > On Aug 7, 7:05 pm, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > I wanted to send everyone an update to let you know what has been 
> > > > > happening,
> > > > > the known issues, some suggestions on how to resolve them and some 
> > > > > idea of
> > > > > how to move forward.
>
> > > > > *Whats been happening*
> > > > > As you know all too well Twitter, among other services, has been 
> > > > > getting hit
> > > > > pretty hard with a DDoS attack over the past 24+ hours. Yesterday we 
> > > > > saw the
> > > > > attack come in a number of waves and from a number of different 
> > > > > vectors
> > > > > increasing in intensity along the way. We were able to stabilize our 
> > > > > own
> > > > > service for a bit, hence Biz's post saying all was
> > > > > well<http://blog.twitter.com/2009/08/update-on-todays-dos-attacks.html>,
> > > > > but that didn't mean the attacks had ceased. In fact, at around 3am 
> > > > > PST
> > > > > today the attacks intensified to almost 10x of what it was yesterday. 
> > > > > In
> > > > > order for us to defend from the attack we have had to put a number of
> > > > > services in place and we know that some of you have gotten caught in 
> > > > > the
> > > > > crossfire. Please know we are as frustrated as you are and wish there 
> > > > > was
> > > > > more we could have communicated along the way.
>
> > > > > *Known Issues*
> > > > > * - HTTP 300 response codes* - One of the measures in thwarting the
> > > > > onslaught requires that all traffic respect HTTP 30x response codes. 
> > > > > This
> > > > > will help us identify the good traffic from the bad.
> > > > > * - General throttling* - Try to throttle your services back as much 
> > > > > as
> > > > > possible for you to continue operating. We are working on our end to 
> > > > > better
> > > > > understand the logic used in throttling traffic on the edge of the 
> > > > > network
> > > > > and will communicate what we can, but the best idea is to just 
> > > > > throttle back
> > > > > as much as you can in the mean time.
> > > > > * - Streaming API* - as part of the edge throttling we know requests 
> > > > > to the
> > > > > Streaming API with lists of keywords or uses are getting dropped 
> > > > > because the
> > > > > request is too large. We are working to get this filter removed and 
> > > > > will
> > > > > update the list when we know more.
> > > > > - *Unexpected HTTP response codes* - we know people are seeing a lot 
> > > > > of
> > > > > other weirdness and we aren't exactly sure what to attribute the 
> > > > > various
> > > > > issues to, but know that you aren't alone.
>
> > > > > As the attacks change our tactics for defense will likely need to 
> > > > > change as
> > > > > well, so stay active on the list and let us know what problems you are
> > > > > seeing and we will do our best to help guide you along.
>
> > > > > *Moving forward *
> > > > > We will try to communicate as much as we can so you guys are up to 
> > > > > speed as
> > > > > things change and progress. I personally apologize for not 
> > > > > communicating
> > > > > more in the mean time but there hasn't been much guidance we have 
> > > > > been able
> > > > > to give other than hold tight with us. We fully appreciate all the 
> > > > > long
> > > > > hours you are putting in to keep your apps running and supporting 
> > > > > your users
> > > > > and know we are frustrated with you. Continue to watch this list,
> > > > > status.twitter.com and @twitterapi for updates
>
> > > > > Thanks for your patience, Ryan
>
> > > > > PM, Platform Team
> > > > > @rsarver <http://twitter.com/rsarver>

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