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wolfulusPM
#1
GameTracker Feeds Question
Mar 25, 2012 6:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Since the data feeds seems to be "live" data, I'd like to know if there's a limit of requests that can be made to them. I'll be using the datafeed's data to display some informations into my website, and I need to know if there's any issue about making high number of update requests: Yes, I'll be caching the results, but I need to know a reliable timeout for it (server check interval for example, to avoid getting same data every request.)

So ... ?
deathhasabearPM
#2
Mar 26, 2012 12:03 PM
GAMETRACKER ADMIN Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 548
A reasonable time interval for checking data feeds would be 15 seconds or greater. Servers typically will be updated every two minutes, sometimes less, sometimes more, but never less than a minute.

Please keep in mind, abuse of this feature by spamming requests will force us to suspend your account and/or blacklist the offending IP space.
There is an inverse relationship between the amount of useful information you provide, and the time it will take for your issue to be resolved.
wolfulusPM
#3
Mar 26, 2012 1:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
That's why I asked. So if I set the cache interval to 1 minute (1 update/min), is there any chance to get blocked?
deathhasabearPM
#4
Mar 26, 2012 3:12 PM
GAMETRACKER ADMIN Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 548
I think that would be fine. How many different servers are you planning on requesting data for?
There is an inverse relationship between the amount of useful information you provide, and the time it will take for your issue to be resolved.
wolfulusPM
#5
Mar 26, 2012 3:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Depends on the end-user # of servers... I'm working on a CMS for clans: each clan will need a GameTracker premium account to get GT's feed urls. After that they will need to register their URLs so the CMS will be able to display the collected data.
Last edited by: wolfulus Mar 26, 2012 10:21 PM