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Bug 13611 - Blocking account creation on an IP address should apply to logged in users too
Blocking account creation on an IP address should apply to logged in users too
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User blocking (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 14698 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-04-04 05:46 UTC by Mark Pellegrini
Modified: 2011-04-11 01:40 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Pellegrini 2008-04-04 05:46:47 UTC
IP addresses and ranges that have been account-creation blocked should not allow logged-in users to register new accounts. I've determined that a recent group of sockpuppet accounts I blocked (using checkuser) were registered from a range I had account-creation blocked. Apparently, the vandal had one sockpuppet account already (let's call it A), and used that account to register others - A registers for B, B registers for C, C registers for D, etc. All registrations were done using IP addressesI had already blocked.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2008-04-05 01:38:12 UTC
Done in r32800.
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2008-04-05 01:39:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Done in r32800.

Gah, wrong bug.
Comment 3 Mike.lifeguard 2008-04-05 01:51:50 UTC
ACB should be /real/ ACB rather than the current method of blocking account creation for anons-only. CUs can't be expected to be perfect, and this makes their job much easier. ACB on an IP or range needs to stop new accounts from being created, full stop. This is a loophole that requires perfection from CUs to close, and that's not cool; a software change is in order.
Comment 4 Aphaia 2008-04-06 07:21:19 UTC
Sounds helpful. I support.
Comment 5 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-22 13:22:06 UTC
Fixed in r41150
Comment 6 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-22 13:23:31 UTC
*** Bug 14698 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Logan Rosen 2011-04-07 14:25:12 UTC
Please note that this bug causes me, an account creator at ACC, to not be able to create accounts when logged in even though the block on my shared IP that I sometimes edit from is anon. only.
Comment 8 p858snake 2011-04-08 09:42:01 UTC
Is your account in the IP block exempt group?
Comment 9 Logan Rosen 2011-04-11 01:40:59 UTC
Now it is.

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