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.