Matt, thanks for the quick response. After an evening of trying to figure out what's going on, it appears to be working again. I guess the problem must have been on my side.
Thank you so much for replying so quickly though, and for the explanation on rates and error messages! Many thanks, ben On Aug 25, 1:02 am, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > There are no known issues with search and running your query works for me. > Hey Ben, > > The Search API does not use authentication and is rate limited > differently to the 150 IP requests allowed on the REST API. > If you are rate limited on the Search API we would return an error > telling you rather than not reply. > > If the atom link is still not responding can you > tryhttp://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=testand let us know the > result? > > Thanks, > Matt > > > > > > On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Ben <goo...@iamben.co.uk> wrote: > > Hey guys - > > > I'm curious as to know whether there's any problems with the search > > API? > > > I'm curling from a PHP script, and it keeps timing out with 'couldn't > > connect to host' errors when my URL is a search (eg: > >http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=test). Interestingly, if I > > curl either of the following: > > >http://api.twitter.com/1/help/test.xml > >http://api.twitter.com/1/account/rate_limit_status.xml > > > ...and it doesn't time out, I get a true, and my rate limit is > > 150/150. I'm not using any authentication, this is a straight request > > from a script. > > > Could I be on an IP blacklist for search (can I check this?)? I've > > been pretty careful with my caching, I make nowhere near 150 requests > > an hour, although my site is on a shared server, so it's entirely > > plausible someone else has been hammering it. Although if that was the > > case, would something not show up on the odd times I actually get the > > rate limit to show something? > > > If anyone can help, or point me in the direction of something I've > > missed, I'd be eternally grateful... > > > ben > > > -- > > Twitter developer documentation and resources:http://dev.twitter.com/doc > > API updates via Twitter:http://twitter.com/twitterapi > > Issues/Enhancements Tracker:http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > > Change your membership to this > > group:http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en > > -- > > Matt Harris > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en