@John Thanks a lot for having a second look :) I'm still getting
timeouts.

I understand it's difficult for you guys to determine the rogue apps.
But, won't you be able to like put a check where calls that have the
consumer key and secret are all allowed?

-N




On Sep 28, 11:19 am, John Adams <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> The way that Google App Engine handles outbound connections is that many
> applications share and reuse outbound IPs from a proxy pool. This makes rate
> limiting much harder and determination of where abuse is sourcing from
> difficult to determine.
>
> The request timing out issue you're experiencing means that there are
> (possibly) still some IPs out of GAE that are being blocked, or some of your
> requests are failing.
>
> I'll have another look through our system.
>
> -j
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:09 PM, nischalshetty
> <nischalshett...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > @John thanks a lot. 2 things :
>
> > 1. Requests are still timing out though at a lesser rate, I guess this
> > should die down in some time?
>
> > 2. Can we prevent this from happening? I know apps from GAE end up
> > misusing the API and your algo blocks the IP. But, won't you be able
> > to whitelist the good apps? So that the next time there is an IP
> > block, the calls where a registered app sends requests, you can allow
> > it to go through?
>
> > -Nischal
>
> > On Sep 28, 10:49 am, John Adams <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > We talked with GAE and have resolved this issue.
>
> > > -j
>
> > > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:06 PM, nischalshetty <
> > nischalshett...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > > > Hi John,
>
> > > > Just got news from appengine that it is being blocked.
> > > >http://twitter.com/app_engine/status/25743996553
>
> > > > Can you please have a check? It must be the blocking issue, had one a
> > > > few months back for Appengine apps. Seems to work fine on my local dev
> > > > environment.
>
> > > > -N
>
> > > > On Sep 28, 6:49 am, John Adams <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > > > We're not currently blocking google app engine; Could you pass along
> > some
> > > > > source IPs and we'll research?
>
> > > > > -john
>
> > > > > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 6:25 PM, nischalshetty <
> > > > nischalshett...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > > > > > My apphttp://www.justunfollow.comisnotable to connect to Twitter
> > > > > > from the Google Appengine. I had faced this problem a few months
> > ago
> > > > > > where you guys found out that the appengine IPs were being blocked
> > due
> > > > > > to some rogue app.
>
> > > > > > Please help, thousands of my users are getting timeout errors!
>
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