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Bug 3725 - Banning users with shared IP's
Banning users with shared IP's
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 550
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-17 10:23 UTC by adam
Modified: 2006-03-24 15:40 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description adam 2005-10-17 10:23:09 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 
Comment 1 Jason 2005-10-18 03:36:44 UTC
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).
Comment 2 Timo Jyrinki 2006-03-24 12:59:52 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-03-24 15:40:23 UTC
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 ***

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