Application IP blacklisted


#1

The systems hosting our application seem to be ip blacklisted by the Twitter API. What needs to change on our end to avoid this happening in the future? We have a number of large brands depending on this application (UPS, Hilton, Intercontinental, A&E), so a resolution would be greatly appreciated.

All machines affected can’t access the API at all:

curl --verbose “https://api.twitter.com/1.1/help/test.json

  • About to connect() to api.twitter.com port 443 (#0)
  • Trying 199.16.156.199… Connection timed out
  • Trying 199.16.156.231… Connection timed out
  • Trying 199.16.156.72… Connection timed out
  • couldn’t connect to host
  • Closing connection #0
    curl: (7) couldn’t connect to host

#2

I would recommend using the last option on https://support.twitter.com/forms/platform to get help with this – let them know your IP address.

Meanwhile, review how your application uses the API – are you responding to response codes responsibility – if your application sees a high occurrence of 50X or 40X errors, does it exponentially back off from making requests? Often temporary IP address blacklisting is put in place to relieve servers from repeated, failing requests.


#3

Hello,
Thank for the response, I did put in a ticket earlier through that interface and was instructed to post here.

Unfortunately we do not provide technical support for the Twitter Platform via this helpdesk. We suggest that you check out our API documentation for more information: http://dev.twitter.com/docs . You may also want to post about this in our developer discussion forum: https://dev.twitter.com/discussions. Our API engineering team interacts with developers here on a regular basis.

Hope that helps,
Twitter Platform Operations


#4

There were a few “(__-){ Twitter is over capacity.” and “Twitter is down or being upgraded.” I’ll check and make sure those are being handled correctly.


#5

Also, I had opened a ticket at your recommended location earlier and was directed here to seek help with the issue.

rgenkins, Jul 19 10:31 am (PDT):
Hello,

Unfortunately we do not provide technical support for the Twitter Platform via this helpdesk. We suggest that you check out our API documentation for more information: http://dev.twitter.com/docs . You may also want to post about this in our developer discussion forum: https://dev.twitter.com/discussions. Our API engineering team interacts with developers here on a regular basis.

Hope that helps,
Twitter Platform Operations


#6

That’s because rgenkins never answers any questions, he just sends canned responses. He’s the worst support employee at Twitter, hands down.