To help find your external IP, I've setup
(basically a noiseless

Or if you want to get only your external IP from the command line, try:


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Chad Etzel<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd just like to add that if you can also provide HTTP
> request/response headers and/or packet captures/dumps of actual API
> requests, that would be really really helpful in troubleshooting
> specific situations. Any patterns we can see emerging from this data
> will help us debug even faster.
> Thanks,
> -Chad
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Ryan Sarver<> wrote:
>> I wanted to email the list and update everyone on the current status
>> of the platform. Over the past ten days we have been dealing with a
>> lot of stress on our network and that has caused a number of our
>> partners to be knocked offline for extended periods of time. This is
>> obviously not something we want to happen and the platform and ops
>> teams have been working hard throughout that time to address the needs
>> of our ecosystem while protecting the system as a whole. We have made
>> some great progress today in tuning the system to a point that should
>> allow our partners to operate as they were before the recent issue
>> began.
>> However, the system is still under stress so we will need to keep an
>> eye on the platform and make sure everyone is operational. If you were
>> experiencing issues over the weekend and into today, please recheck
>> the issues to see if they have been resolved. If you are still
>> experiencing problems, please provide the requested details to help us
>> debug your specific problem. If you don't provide at least some of the
>> additional information we will not be able to help you - so please do
>> some leg work and help us help you:
>> 1. The IP of the machine making requests to the Twitter API. If you're
>> behind NAT, please be sure to send us your *external* IP.
>> 2. The IP address of the machine you're contacting in the Twitter
>> cluster. You can find this on UNIX machines via the "host" or
>> "nslookup" commands, and on Windows machines via the "nslookup"
>> command.
>> 3. The Twitter API URL (method) you're requesting and any other
>> details about the request (GET vs. POST, parameters, headers, etc.).
>> 4. Your host operating system, browser (including version), relevant
>> cookies, and any other pertinent information about your environment.
>> 5. What kind of network connection you have and from which provider,
>> and what kind of network connectivity devices you're using.
>> We will continue to monitor the situation and the mailing list for any
>> new issues. We appreciate your patience and your support in helping us
>> get through the situation. Thank you to all the developers who
>> provided us with information to help us tune the system and get
>> everyone back online.
>> Thanks again, Ryan
>> @rsarver

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