Can't access the AniDB API

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Can't access the AniDB API

Post by antennen » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:24 am

I could access the API until two weeks ago, using my own client (Jeeves). However it just stopped working. The first thing my client do is to send a PING to verify connection. Now it doesn't get past that, no response. I've tried both api.anidb.info and api.anidb.net.

Today I tried to access it using

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nc api.anidb.net 9000
PING
300 PONG
AUTH user=antennen&pass=xxxxxx&protover=3&client=jeeves&clientver=1
503 VERSION OUTDATED
PING worked just fine but as soon as i tried AUTH it complained.

To check if it was my client or something i tried WebAOM too, but with the same outcome. No response. What am I doing wrong?

Hmm. I just realized that I'm probably banned because it worked on another box. But why am I banned?

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Post by epoximator » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:10 am

1. read the netcat manual (-u)
2. one ip is banned for leeching, which is probably you. it has been banned for quite some time. remember, if send a packet when banned, you'll reset the ban time.

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Post by antennen » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:59 am

Seems that the database had accidently deleted the majority of files (1700) and now the client was trying to readd them. Well at least I know the cause. Time to rebuild the database. This will take hours :/

Note to self: Never forget to backup the database.

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