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Investigation: Why has Google API Proxy usage doubled since December 8th
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After December 8th daily usage of the Google Search API Proxy went from a steady ~2,000 queries per day to about 5,000 queries per day. See chart:

We should make sure it isn't coming from new web bots. And if it is, blacklist them from using the proxy.

FYI, there are access logs for the proxy in /var/log/nginx on google-api-proxy-02.google-api-proxy.eqiad.wmflabs.

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kaldari created this task.Dec 21 2018, 11:12 PM
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kaldari triaged this task as High priority.Dec 21 2018, 11:12 PM
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