[OSM-dev] Tile usage without proper identification

Manuel Reimer Manuel.Spam at nurfuerspam.de
Tue Aug 23 14:45:26 UTC 2016


On 08/12/2016 01:14 PM, Paul Norman wrote:
> The usage policy for tile.openstreetmap.org requires that users send a
> valid user-agent[1], or, in the case of a web browser, a HTTP Referer.
> Ops are looking into automatically rate limiting clients violating this
> part of the policy.[2]

Please don't use a too strict rate limiting for the case that no HTTP 
Referrer is sent at all.

For privacy reasons all my browsers don't send a Referrer.

Manuel




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