Spacebar has various forms of rate limiting built in. If you are logged in, you can bypass these with the
- Absolute rate limits, which effect all requests to a route regardless of source (
- User or IP specific rate limits (
There are currently two types of absolute rate limiting:
limits_absoluteRate_register_*- Controls the absolute count of registrations allowed within a window. Useful for mitigating registration spam, in addition to captchas
limits_absoluteRate_sendMessage_*- Controls the absolute count of messages allowed to be sent within a window.
Absolute rate limits do not consider the source of the request, only the total number of requests instance-wide.
Both of the above are individually enabled.
User/IP specific ratelimiting
These rate limits are enabled with a single toggle (
limits_rate_ip_*- Controls the count of requests to any endpoint from a single IP over some window.
limits_rate_global_*- Number of requests to any endpoint for the same user and IP
limits_rate_error_*- Number of errors allowed per window for an IP
limits_rate_routes_guild_*- Guild related requests for same user and IP
limits_rate_routes_webhook_*- Webhook related requests for same user and IP
limits_rate_routes_channel_*- Channel related requests for same user and IP
limits_rate_routes_auth_login_*- Login requests for same user and IP
limits_rate_routes_auth_register_*- Register requests (successful only) for same IP
What do you mean by window and count?
Each ratelimiter accepts a
count. The rate limiter tracks the number of requests to an endpoint within a
window, in seconds.
If number of requests within the last
window seconds exceeds the
count set, it will block the request.
For example, setting:
limits_rate_ip_count = 10
limits_rate_ip_window = 1
will prevent all requests to any API endpoints from an IP if they exceed 10 requests in 1 second.