ip ban

when sending requests, i know that one should respect the 2400/min limit, but what are the conditions exactly ?

let’s say i repeatedly get 429s when reaching the limit but that i do back off and stop immediatly to send request everytime i get a 429, would i still get a 418 after x 429?

ive read the doc but im still confused :sweat_smile::


  • When a 429 is received, it’s your obligation as an API to back off and not spam the API.
  • Repeatedly violating rate limits and/or failing to back off after receiving 429s will result in an automated IP ban (HTTP status 418).
  • IP bans are tracked and scale in duration for repeat offenders, from 2 minutes to 3 days.
  • The limits on the API are based on the IPs, not the API keys.

there’s your answer.

ah hehe ok thanks

thought i would rather ask just in case