Getting started FAQ says No Key limit is IP Address based, but it does not say for with API Key.

When I test my API Key from different IP Addresses, I noticed that 10k limit is globally, limit is getting decreased, across different IP Address.

Can I assume that is the correct way? or bug?

Edit: Fixed!

  • That would have to be a bug if true. It wouldn't make any sense to limit all users of an application from a single pool of calls.
    – ColinD
    Commented May 23, 2010 at 5:40
  • @Colin: That is the way it is being handled right now. Commented May 23, 2010 at 6:36
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    It would only take 34 users to be better off not using a key. o_O
    – ColinD
    Commented May 23, 2010 at 16:17

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Now, I can confirm that changing my IP Address reset rate-limit to 10000 back.

So, 10k limit is per IP Address, not globally.

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