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Bug 7053 - [MediaWiki:confirmemail body] + [MediaWiki:Passwordremindertext]: Change URL of $1 to a more meaningful DNS information system
[MediaWiki:confirmemail body] + [MediaWiki:Passwordremindertext]: Change URL ...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-18 08:14 UTC by Raimond Spekking
Modified: 2006-08-19 05:32 UTC (History)
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Description Raimond Spekking 2006-08-18 08:14:10 UTC
The paramter $1 in [[MediaWiki:confirmemail body]] and
[[MediaWiki:Passwordremindertext]] is HTTP-linked to the IP itself. But in most
cases (I assume > 95%) a click to this URL will fail into an error message
because it is a dynamic IP without webserver behind.

Proposal: Link $1 to a DNS information system like
http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/whois.ch?ip=80.135.149.85 (or any other system the
devs like).

Benefit: A click will not fail and the user can prove easier the origin of the
request.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-08-18 15:31:05 UTC
There's no such HTTP link for me, and it shouldn't be an HTTP link.
Comment 2 Dan Li 2006-08-18 17:41:42 UTC
The email is sent in plain text, but some email clients (including gmail)
automatically turn the IP address into a link. I don't see a reason to reopen
though.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-08-19 05:32:09 UTC
You need to ensure that your web server is properly configured with its own server information. If not, set 
$wgServer manually.

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