[HOT] Map-a-thon getting 509 Bandwidth Exceeded error

Mikel Maron mikel.maron at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 01:57:56 UTC 2015

Yes, this is probably due to a shared IP address for that lab. This problem has been seen before at mapathons, but usually with much higher number of users. Usually, the rate-limiting will ease off after a time, so it should've been available again later.
The OSMF Operations team won't currently make exceptions to the rate-limiting policy. But they do think it should be an unusually high volume situation to trip the bandwidth limits. I think it's worth asking if one of them will investigate more closely to see if there was something unusual in the situation of your mapathon. Do you have the IP address for the mapathon venue?
-Mikel * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron 

     On Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:45 AM, Nicholas Doiron <nickd at codeforamerica.org> wrote:

I'm working with The Asia Foundation to run an OpenStreetMap map-a-thon in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We have 17 teams of 3 people, mostly students and city planners, mapping unplanned areas of the city (ger districts)
At 3:30pm local time, we got a 509 Bandwidth Exceeded error on most teams' machines, so we had to end our first day early.  No one's data is lost, but we can't download existing data into iD, so every map area looks blank.  There was a risk we would add the same building many times.
Is there a way for us to re-enabling editing before tomorrow morning? And keep the gates open for another 48 hours or so?I'll do my part by closing a couple of apps (including Show Me The Way from OSM Labs) which were running at the time
Regards,Nick Doiron
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