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Bug 899 - RFE: IP addresses should not be allowed to be used as usernames
RFE: IP addresses should not be allowed to be used as usernames
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
1.3.x
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-11-16 20:59 UTC by Schnee
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:28 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Schnee 2004-11-16 20:59:21 UTC
Hi,

I'd like to request an enhancement: it should be impossible to register a
username that is also a valid IP address. 

The reason is that this leads to confusion with pages such as
Special:Contributions etc. and is thus used by some sneakier vandals to make
tracking them more difficult (compare [[en:WP:VIP]]).

Thanks!
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-11-16 21:19:27 UTC
This was added long, long ago.

If it's stopped working, can you please give some specific examples? I'm not able to replicate 
the problem.
Comment 2 Schnee 2004-11-16 21:24:56 UTC
There's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism_in_progress#User:192.197.71.189

which mentioned this issue.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-11-16 21:52:02 UTC
There was a regression caused by changes to the checks in the 
IPv6 support. It should be fixed now, and I've deleted the 50 
accounts on en.wikipedia.org that were created.
Comment 4 Schnee 2004-11-16 22:07:59 UTC
Thanks. ^_^

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