How many connection attempts are considered to be excessive?


API Documentation about Public streams endpoints says: “Clients which make excessive connection attempts run the risk of having their IP automatically banned.”

How much is considered excessive? I am not asking an exact number (besides it would be great to know it), but a hint would be helpful: reconnect every 5 or 10 minutes is acceptable? an hour? a day?

I need to follow specific topics that change over time. Thanks.