[OSM-dev] e-control.at (Spritpreisdatenbank) <-> Nominatim

Brian Quinion openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk
Mon Aug 22 13:17:16 BST 2011


They have indeed been blocked - something I never thought we'd have to
do with MQ sponsoring the hardware.

They were putting through around 250 search requests per SECOND using
what looks like a broken autocomplete implementation.

I had to take emergency action to restore the service.

I'd be grateful if you could pass this on to your contact at
e-control.at - once they have fixed their problems I'll happily remove
the block.


On 22 August 2011 13:01, Andreas Labres <al at lab.at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I was contacted by some guys from e-control.at (they develop some fuel cost
> database) that they would use Nominatim and their app would be blocked by nominatim.
> Is this the case? Did someone there contact any sysadmin already?
> /al
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