FAA.gov domain is blacklisted


Our servers are now getting “Connection Failure. Status code unavailable” as the status code when trying to make the following call: https://twitter.com/status/user_timeline/faanews?format=json. I believe that the entire faa.gov domain has been blocked/blacklisted. While this call still works from my local machine, when i move the code to our test servers (wwwtest.faa.gov, dev-www.faa.gov) it gets the status code mentioned above.

In my trouble shooting efforts i migrated to api 1.1 and am using the (monkeh)Tweet Twitter API library. Again this works on my local machine but not on out test servers.

I believe the issue was caused by a combination of our server people running load tests and there being a stray api call that wasn’t being run through our caching mechanism.

I had submitted a ticket but posting to the discussion forms is the official way of getting un-blacklisted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


This is an outdated version of the API that you’re trying to access – it has since moved to version 1 and now version 1.1. These old paths were retired a few months ago, and we recommend moving to API v1.1 as API v1 is also being retired next month. If your servers got blacklisted for too many erroneous bulk requests, it was likely to temporarily force the traffic to cease from your IPs.

Are you able to make simple command line requests on the servers from curl, to methods such as “https://api.twitter.com/1/help/test.json” ?


Trying to make the call to “https://api.twitter.com/1/help/test.json” from the servers returns the same thing.