Automated LSAC Application Status Check
IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLEMessage received 2009-12-02:
Further message received 2011-01-13:Hello, The _________ abuse team has received numerous reports from LSAC.org, which claim one of our shared hosting servers has been "attacking" their site. Specifically, it seems to come down to a site/script you're hosting at http://appstatus.globl.org/ which either the script (or the users of the script) have begun abusing to a point that the admins at LSAC consider it an attack (and have subsequently blocked your server's IP address). We will have to ask that you either take down the site entirely or limit access so that the script does not too frequently (less than one request withing a considerable amount of time) request data from the LSAC servers. Please respond to this email regarding this issue as soon as you can, if we do not receive a response in a reasonable amount of time your site will be shut down. Thanks! _________
... we did speak to our Services and Programs committee about this issue at the March meeting. They continue to be very much against the idea of supporting any kind of centralized status checking system. As I believe I indicated previously, the Applicant Status Feature of our ACES2 service for the schools is designed to be very flexible and provide a level of customization for the schools. The committee believes that this is a function that the schools use for direct contact between the applicant and the school and feel that "scraping" off individual pieces of information detracts from their objective of presenting a clear picture of status from the schools perspective to the applicants. Though I understand this is not the answer you might have hoped to receive, I hope you understand their position on this issue. Regards, _________
Sorry folks, looks like I'll have to talk with LSAC and see if we can come to some kind of arrangement.