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Site Access Hiccups - Misbehaving Scripts

Hi everyone

Site access has been a bit patchy in the last couple of hours due to some network issues and some misbehaving downloader scripts. We have reconfigured the firewall so everything should be fine now.

We have blocked access to the site for some particular scripts.

Therefore some users of some particular downloader scripts may find they don't work now. We will unblock them once the script maintainers fix the bugs.

We love scripts and we want them to access Inkbunny (especially as we have an API available just for that!) but they must be written to behave nicely.

Scripts should open as few simultaneous connections as possible (ideally no more than 8) and should always wait for each request to complete and close before starting a new one. A maximum number of requests per second should also be set to prevent flooding our site with requests. I'd suggest 10 per second as a maximum, which will not slow down the user's experience in any noticeable way.

The magic of HTTP is that it lets you open a single connection and make as many requests as you like via that one connection without having to open/close a new one every time. Please be sure that your scripts are making use of this essential part of the HTTP protocol.

We want to work with script writers to make sure scripts behave correctly, so please contact us if you have any questions or issues.


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Added: 9 years, 9 months ago
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9 years, 9 months ago
Thanks for the heads up, I was wondering what was going on O.o IB has been really choppy tonight.
9 years, 9 months ago
At least it's a useful test of the defences against attacks! Even if it was unintentional. XD It showed us some settings we needed to tweak.
9 years, 9 months ago
Advancement! Inkbunny gains 47 EXP!


Inkbunny is now level 7 =p
9 years, 9 months ago
Starling gets his cookie for the night. :D
9 years, 9 months ago
O.Oops... took good note of it
9 years, 9 months ago
i was worried it could be the app i was writing, but it still works, so it's not me :)
9 years, 9 months ago
Way to keep on top of things. =3
9 years, 9 months ago
i still have some trouble with issues. maybe its my computer, because it happens with a few other sites as well, but i just wanted to tell you this.
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