FYI, my whitelisting counts have been a bit flaky since the DDoS. On most of my whilelisted IPs, I'm sometimes seeing the "remaining" count decreasing, and sometimes not. In-fact, my logs show it didn't decrease for a good chunk of yesterday.
There have probably been some temporary adjustments at Twitter's end, so I wouldn't assume that the current whitelist results are the norm. -Craig On Aug 11, 8:23 am, Robert Fishel <bobfis...@gmail.com> wrote: > While this may be true I think it's a fringe case and not what we're > trying to get at here (although it could explain conflicting test > results....) > > To summarize what we're looking for clarification on: > (example) > My server has 1 whitelisted IP and 1000 users. > It operates for 1 hour. > Each user makes an equal number of requests. > > Is the limit 20 requests per user (= 20k per hour per ip) > or > Is the limit 20k per user (=20k per hour per user) > > The only reason I'm kind of harping on this is that for the new app > I'm developing the latter would save me a lot of heartache and quite a > bit of money. > > Cheers, > > Bob > > > > On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 1:54 AM, TFT Media<tftmedia1...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I believe sometimes the IP address can be user-based, even for white- > > listed IPs. E.G., if the user himself has a whitelisted IP. > > > On Aug 10, 7:57 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Jim, > > >> I don't know exactly what you're looking at and how you get to that > >> answer. > > >> 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. > > >> Dewald > > >> 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