To answer your question: I have no idea who's using up your rate limit.

However, I would recommend using OAuth to "sign" each request. This will
get your application 350 (I think) API calls per hour, and that's not an
IP-based limit.

Tom


On 9/12/10 10:37 AM, crystalchris wrote:
> I constantly get the exceeding limit message when calling twitter api
> even though I only make 2 calls in an hour. So I use rate_limit_status
> to find out what happened. I found out that right after the reset
> time, I would have about 68 hits remains. Fifteen minutes after that
> all 150 hits will be used up. That leaves me only 15 minutes in an
> hour to call the api before reaching the limit.
> 
> I thought that's probably I am on a shared hosting plan. If I get my
> own dedicated IP, the problem will go away. So I change my ip from 7X.
> 126.92.192 to 7X.126.92.194. The problem remains!! Does the limit
> apply to the whole network? Someone help me!
> 

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