Posted by Ian M on August 19, 2023, 12:51 am, in reply to "Re: WARNING!"
Good point about the likelihood of 'barking dogs'. |
That said, I checked the zedeus page and it looks like he has now found a fix to get nitter.net up and running again. Here's the nuts & bolts of it which are over my head:
'zedeus commented Aug 18, 2023
Good news everyone! I conclude that it is possible to easily acquire thousands of guest accounts within just a few minutes by using proxies, and they are all usable from a single IP address without getting rate limited. The rate limits per account work the same way as guest tokens, with a 15 minute window of x requests being allowed. It is therefore 100% feasible to get Nitter back up and running, it just requires a bunch of proxies. I will also develop a service that fetches these continuously, and lets operators request guest accounts for their own instances without having to pay for proxies.
Just to be clear on what a "guest account" is, it's this strange anonymous account old versions of the Android and iOS apps used to make when you opened them for the first time. It doesn't use an email address, a password, or even a customizable username, and they cannot be viewed anywhere or logged into. For all intents and purposes it's essentially a set of temporary credentials API that work for about a month. Is is therefore not equivalent to setting up a bot farm to create fake X/Twitter accounts, and it's not quite the same route as Aurora (the Google Play store that used a very large pool of Google accounts).
zedeus commented Aug 18, 2023
nitter.net is officially back, with everything working better than ever before. Search is even back to functioning 100%, no more weird limited results requiring refreshes. Tomorrow I'll work on creating a simple service to acquire and provide guest accounts to public instances, and a simple fallback for small private ones that don't want to deal with proxies. As for now, please use nitter.net to your heart's delight and let's see if it remains stable.' - https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/issues/983
Enjoy (at your own risk)!
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