My curl stuff was working fine, but not it appears to have been
limited again.  Sorry but this is getting soooo frustrating.  3 days
later and things still aren't working

On Aug 8, 1:13 am, Chris Corriveau <chris.corriv...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Chad. Details is really what we want and just next time as  
> it happens is all not a day later. We all understand the stress and  
> unpredictability of the situation.
>
> -----------------
> Chris Corriveau
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 7, 2009, at 7:54 PM, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hi Paul (and everyone),
>
> > Thanks for your appreciation and your comments.
>
> > On a personal note: I started my support role this week, which is
> > supposed to be part-time. Well, as you can imagine that went out the
> > window. I have all but abandoned my other work-related
> > responsibilities for the past two days in order to help with the API
> > communications with Twitter.
>
> > As you noted, when your site goes down you get a lot of email.
> > Likewise, there is an amazing flood of emails coming into Twitter (not
> > counting this dev-list) all asking similar questions and demanding
> > answers. This has created a DDoS on the API Support team's time, in a
> > manner of speaking :)
>
> > I think Ryan did a good job communicating what we do and don't know in
> > his email this morning, and we have tried to communicate things when
> > we can.
>
> > During the course of this DDoS, the attackers have changed tactics and
> > so our Ops team have had to change their tactics in defense of the
> > attack. This is happening so often that we don't want to communicate
> > something out to the community that will be nullified by the next
> > move. Our opinion is, that would create more thrashing and frustration
> > from the community. We have been trying to communicate workarounds and
> > information that has become permanent or stable as a way to deal with
> > the attacks.
>
> > As Peter noted, we have nothing new to share at the moment, except to
> > say that this thing is still ongoing, and we're having to ride it out
> > with you guys. We certainly know that the 3rd party apps make Twitter
> > great (I've had to tweak code on my personal apps as well), and we
> > don't want to alienate you.  Unfortunately we don't have an ETA on
> > resolving all of the problems because we don't have an ETA on the DDoS
> > :)
>
> > We will continue to post updates as we can.  Again, we know this sucks
> > for you guys, and we really do appreciate everyone being patient with
> > us.
>
> > Thanks,
> > -Chad
>
> > On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Paul Kinlan<paul.kin...@gmail.com>  
> > wrote:
>
> >> Hi Chad,
>
> >> I think we all appreciate the pressure you are under and the flak  
> >> that you
> >> are taking for events outside your control, and we all wish we  
> >> could help
> >> more.
>
> >> But for an open communications company that is postioning itself as  
> >> the
> >> future platform for messaging - there has been so little  
> >> communication and
> >> feedback to the developers in your community that it is simply  
> >> shocking.
>
> >> Little things such as statements that we as developers can use to  
> >> pass to
> >> our users with regards to issues currently affecting the service  
> >> would help
> >> immensly.  I have spent my Friday night responding to over 150  
> >> emails asking
> >> why twollo is down - all I can say is I think it is related to  
> >> current
> >> events and Twitter aren't telling us anything. This doesn't inspire
> >> confidence in users of my service and of twitters'
>
> >> The situation is reminisent to the oauth situation the other month.  
> >> Next to
> >> no communication at all.
>
> >> We all love your service and want to build on top of it and help it  
> >> grow and
> >> our own services too.
>
> >> From my own, probably selfish point of view the app engine is  
> >> completly
> >> blocked at the moment and as far as I can tell we have no  
> >> indication if it
> >> is up yet - I can't tell correctly as I am in bed writing this.
>
> >> Paul
>
> >> On 7 Aug 2009, at 21:09, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
>
> >>> Hello all,
>
> >>> We have been flooded with emails asking why whitelisted IPs have  
> >>> been
> >>> reduced from the 20k rate-limit down to the normal 150 rate-limit.
> >>> This is a known issue and we are working as hard as we can on
> >>> resolving it. We thank you for your patience as we are dealing with
> >>> everything going on with the DDoS.
>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> -Chad

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