[OSM-dev] API 0.6 returns 403 forbidden

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu May 14 08:31:56 BST 2009

Jeffrey Warren wrote:
> Hi, I suddenly started getting "403 - Forbidden" from my any machine. I 
> also get a 403 when i simply go to "www.openstreetmap.org 
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org>" in a browser (just discovered this...). 
> Have I been blacklisted or is this an outage?

I suspect you're the person I blocked last night because you were 
apparently trying to scrape map data from the API with a large number of 
presumably automated map calls.

If you are the person I blocked then in the last four days you've made a 
total of 8186 map calls, an average of about 1.5 a minute.

If you want bulk data, please use the planet dump not the API to get it.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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