Hello, I have replied to Jud off-list, but for everyone's benefit we'd like to reiterate that AWS and GAE are shared resources and therefore share the rate limit across applications. A dedicated IP and unique UA will guarantee the maximum API limits. There are several cheap and reliable VPS hosting services available which can provide a dedicated IP address and full control over the server.
Thanks, -Chad On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Jud<jvale...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I've got a python app running on Google App Engine (appspot hosted) > that queries http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q= for simple > queries (e.g. "foo OR bar"), and it's being severely throttled (e.g. > can't get a successful request through (response 200 w/ data) more > than a couple of times per _hour_). > > - I'm setting the UA string to something unique/identifiable (e.g. my > company name) > - I'm respecting the retry-after header coming back when I see a 503 > (average retry-after duration is ~750) > - GAE turns the IP address behind the app over ~ every 6 hours > - app hits tries to hit search.twitter.com every 5 minutes. > > I've successfully polled the endpoint at much higher rates (in > completely different IP address ranges) in the past, without issue. > Unclear what's going on. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.