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Is it allowed / supported to redirect custom domain to developer page?

A topic by Alinea Games created 57 days ago Views: 157 Replies: 3
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Hi,

I have recently redirected (302 statuscode) my custom domain www.alineagames.com to my developer page on itch because it saves me the trouble of creating my own website and I think the developer page on itch is great. However, every now and then, this results in a 429: Too Many Requests error. Usually, when I try it again, it works. Also, there's little to no traffic from my domain because I'm still setting things up.

So my question is, does itch allow/support this kind of redirecting and if so, what could be the cause of the 429?

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Hmm. Usually this error should indicate that the server temporarily blocked your ip. Due to too many requests.

I sometimes get this error. But since I can immediatly open itch in a second tab of the browser, I have doubts that this is a real 429 situation, as in such a situation the block should be longer than a second.

People seem to be getting this error, when the itch app is running in the background and it tries to update games. I  am not running the itch app though.

(If your redirecting would be blocked, it would happen every time and probably with a different message)

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I tried to provoke this.

I closed my browser, Opened four different private browsers. Pointed them to https://itch.io/games and tried to press enter on all of them in the same second. I managed to get a 429 in the first browser.

Closing the browsers, trying again. No error. Closing the browsers, trying again, again no error. Browsing a bit, setting it up again. This time the second browser got a 429. Then I tried to spam reload button. No errors. Then I opened here again to write comment and got 429. While writing I opened another private browser to search if I actually used the correct reload button (i used ctrl-f5). Then I opened https://itch.io/games again, and got a 429 first time. I then spammed the other reload button (shift-f5) and all were served without error.

Conclusion: No clue.  I can't remember to have gotten this error when opening a huge amount of background tabs with games. But only on first tries - with and without login cookies.

I also tried as a final test to open the browse page in new private window, and immediatly closed it, when not getting a quick answer. Maybe every fourth try resulted in a 429. Sometimes consecutive, sometimes not.

So my best guess is, that itch is suffering a ddos attack or some component is overloaded with regular accesses, like maybe the login server.

Thanks for investigating! It never occurred to me to test this on other parts of itch, because I assumed it was caused by the redirect. But the fact that it does, probably means my redirect is OK, but itch in general is having issues, like you said. It's not less concerning but at least I know the problem is not with me :)

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