Yesterday we talked about rolling out our throttling based on User-Agent strings. A few minutes ago we pushed this feature live on our servers so now the updated rules are in effect. python-musicbrainz/0.7.3 users are now allowed 500 requests every 10 seconds and every single one of these requests is constantly being used. No surprise here. 🙂
For the exact details on what is throttled and how to get around your application being throttled, see our rate limiting documentation.
2 thoughts on “User agent based throttling is now live”
What about python-musicbrainz2 0.7.4? It does not set a useragent by default, so it still sends “python-musicbrainz2 0.7.4”. Is this affected by some throttling rule or can I do whatever I want with it?
ruaok said “It’s not being throttled but you should set a proper UA string in any case.”