I don't know exactly what you're looking at and how you get to that

My system is making thousands of GET calls per hour, and I can see how
X-RateLimit-Remaining is decrementing regardless of which Twitter user
credentials are used.

So, on my side I am seeing solid evidence that the rate limit is per
IP address only and not per user.


On Aug 10, 11:26 pm, "jim.renkel" <james.ren...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm! We seem to have conflicting evidence here!
> I just (again) verified that twxlate.com is getting 20k requests per
> hour per user.
> How long ago was it that Alex and other API team members made the
> recommendation that you mentioned? Is it possible that twitter changed
> policy since then?
> Either way, I agree that we now need a very clear affirmation from
> twitter as to the policy.
> I sure hope I don't have to eat my words! :-)
> Jim
> On Aug 10, 9:08 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Aug 10, 11:02 pm, "jim.renkel" <james.ren...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > My logic is now: "Ifratelimiting is not peruser, then all users of
> > > anIPaddress will share one pool of20krequests per hour. If a site
> > > has a 1,000 users at one time, then eachuserwill get an average of
> > > 20 requests per hour. This is clearly not enough to do much useful.
> > Jim,
> > That is why Alex and other API team members have recommended in the
> > past that you get and use additional white-listedIPaddresses, when
> > 20,000 requests per hour perIPaddress is not sufficient to service
> > youruserbase.
> > At TweetLater I employ several white-listedIPaddresses to cover the
> > needs of my users.
> > Dewald

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