[OSM-talk] API down?

Nick Whitelegg nick at hogweed.org
Tue Aug 7 11:12:32 BST 2007


On Tuesday 07 Aug 2007 10:56, Tom Hughes wrote:
> In message <200708071021.15698.nick at hogweed.org>
>
>         Nick Whitelegg <nick at hogweed.org> wrote:
> > Not getting any response from a tiny, almost data free area:
> >
> > download:
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.4/map?bbox=-1.9835831356209201,51.0240
> >60847080605, -1.9328036515567248,51.05269302376382
> >
> > Any attention needed?
>
> The API was being swamped by some joker in Spain making API 0.3 requests...
>
> The connection rate was so high that the web server was doing little
> else other than sending 403 responses to that machine, even though I had
> short circuited API 0.3 some time ago so that lighttpd can reject them
> without having to talk to rails.
>
> I've blocked the offending address with iptables now and it seems to
> be managing to process requests again.
>
> Tom

Ok thanks - seems to be better now - still a little slow but responding.

Thanks,
Nick




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