Last modified: 2006-03-24 15:40:23 UTC
Users with an IP shared by many users can not be banned currently. They could be
banned by IP + computer details. Also with cookies to see if the user edited the
This patch can be used to restrict users by SSL client certificates:
It would be easy to modify nym to hand out one certificate per email address,
for instance, and thus distinguish users behind a single address. (Using tor
would be optional in this case).
Is there some simple reason why it wouldn't be possible to implement the following:
- a registered user with X modifications made (like X=1000) would not be
affected by IP banning, unless the user itself is also banned by name?
Has it been considered and turned down? Because when banning proxies for a long
time, there are often some users who could be valuable contributors. But even if
they've registered before and editted Wikipedia a lot, they are banned if their
proxy IP (a proxy that they are forced to use) is banned.
There's a hell of a lot of discussion about this at bug 550. Also on Meta and
the mailing lists.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 550 ***