Last modified: 2006-06-08 20:17:55 UTC
The following is a very serious problem for the users of the Dutch language Wikipedia;
There is a ISP with many users that is offering a filter-service. A service to censor the internet,
to keep erotic website and so out. This means that all traffic goes throe a range of transparent
And so has those users for Wikipedia only a small range of ipadresses. And are those users mostly
always blocked because of the vandalism by other users of that ISP. And because bug 550 is not fixt
we can not do anything about that.
The helpdesk of this ISP (Filternet) explained that the support the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header
that contains the real ip address of a user of there network.
And that we, as Wikipedia could use that header for blocking users.
Can this be done?
It is for the ipadresses;
(In reply to comment #1)
> See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/XFF_project#Trusted_XFF_list.
Yes, but it says to contact Tim Starling about this to get them on that list. I have asked him on
the 4th of April, 26th of April and 22 May but I get no reply.
Well, he's a busy bloke. Have you considered asking other system admins who
might be in the know about it?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Well, he's a busy bloke. Have you considered asking other system admins who
> might be in the know about it?
That why I have made this ticket to try to get there attention. I will wait a
week or two. After that I will try wikitech-l and #wikimedia-tech.
22.214.171.124 has no reverse DNS, that's why I didn't add it.
126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 do resolve
They do resolve now (checked on zwinger):
$ for i in 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20; do
> echo "PTR for 184.108.40.206$i:" ;
> dig +short -x 220.127.116.11$i ;
> done ;
PTR for 18.104.22.168:
PTR for 22.214.171.124:
PTR for 126.96.36.199:
PTR for 188.8.131.52:
PTR for 184.108.40.206:
PTR for 220.127.116.11:
PTR for 18.104.22.168:
PTR for 22.214.171.124:
PTR for 126.96.36.199:
PTR for 188.8.131.52:
PTR for 184.108.40.206:
I edited our settings. Will be live soon.
Synced on live :)
Gave a warning in #wikipedia-nl