Site getting rate limited with "Rate Limiting" disabled


#1

Hi,

after a few consecutive POST requests (~10) to one of our sites we receive a 429 response from CF. I checked the settings “Rate Limiting” is disabled and we don’t have any firewall or app rules enabled.

The site is a Wordpress site and the requests that get blocked are POST requests to the admin-ajax.php

Is there anything I’m missing or could this be and error with CF?

Thanks,

Dominic


#2

Have you tried testing this with Cloudflare disabled to see what the wordpress site returns on it’s own?


#3

With CF paused completely and ignoring the SSL error, the POST request doesn’t get rate limited.

The response body of the 429 is the typical rate limiting error:

Error 1015 Ray ID: 481ff7f82cc759ea • 2018-11-30 20:12:23 UTC
You are being rate limited
What happened?
The owner of this website (lemanoosh.com) has banned you temporarily from accessing this website.

Cloudflare Ray ID: 481ff7f82cc759ea • Your IP: 80.108.157.35 • Performance & security by Cloudflare


#4

Hi @frebib

do you have any suggestions what could cause the rate limiting? This is really impacting our site.

Thanks,

Dominic