Subject: Overpass API developpement
- From: Yemmy . O <>
- Subject: [overpass] Re: Overpass Quotas
- Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 11:53:45 +0000 (UTC)
Roland Olbricht <roland.olbricht@...> writes:
> Dear all,
> in the last weeks the server overpass-api.de has seen a flood of extra
> requests. Unfortunately, most of these requests have been from a few
> clumsy clients.
> The standard pattern has been apparently a server that fires as much
> requests as possible, often some or most of them syntactically correct,
> but semantically nonsense. For example, from one IP adress was sent the
> same query for objects with name "Lipkenskothen" every 5 seconds (It is
> very unlikely that these few results change more often than once per
> month, hence a frequency of once per day would be more than enough).
> While I may block such extreme cases with "iptables" (i.e., the server
> then appears unreachable from that IP), I would like to avoid manual
> blocking as much as possible. Beside the quite hard challenge of being
> unbiased in blocking decisions, it is also a lot of annoying work.
> For that purpose I have changed the quota calculation. I will uphold the
> basic rule that a client shall not send more than one request in
> parallel from an IP. For the other details, I'm trying an A/B-strategy
> for traffic management, hence they may change quite often at the moment.
> If you encounter a serious service degradation, in particular sustaining
> HTTP 429 responses, please contact me by mail such that I can adjust the
> algorithm to make fewer or no false positives.
Hi, Roland. Keep up the good work.
Please is there a way we can find out if our IP address has been blocked by
the server. As we have not received any http 429 error. But all we are
getting is : "connection refused" and "Network is unreachable" after making
a request such as -
It used to work until few days back.
A timely and helpful response would be highly appreciated.
- [overpass] Re: Overpass Quotas, Roland Olbricht, 05/05/2015
- [overpass] Re: [OSM-talk] Overpass Quotas, Bryce Nesbitt, 05/06/2015
- <Possible follow-up(s)>
- [overpass] Re: Overpass Quotas, Yemmy . O, 05/13/2015
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