Last modified: 2013-06-17 11:49:52 UTC

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Bug 12494 - Missing config option to provide anonymous logging required by german law
Missing config option to provide anonymous logging required by german law
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
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: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-01-03 17:58 UTC by Robert M. Albrecht
Modified: 2013-06-17 11:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Robert M. Albrecht 2008-01-03 17:58:06 UTC

Missing config option to provide anonymous logging required by german law

Some german courts ruled, that logging ip-adresses is unlawfull. There is no config-option to confirm to this new rulings, only some codechanges.

Please include them and make them configurable.

cu romal
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2008-01-03 23:54:36 UTC
Does this also apply when the servers are in the USA/Netherlands/Asia (i.e. not in Germany) and are owned by a US-based foundation?
Comment 2 Robert M. Albrecht 2008-01-04 06:37:18 UTC
Nope, servers that are neither located in Germany nor owned by a german company are outside the jurisdiction of german courts.
Comment 3 Kevin Israel (PleaseStand) 2013-04-23 18:02:30 UTC
Is this combination of configuration settings (combined with a proper web
server configuration) sufficient, or do we really have to add a new one?

$wgPutIPinRC = false;                     # to not populate recentchanges.rc_ip

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false; # to not allow "anonymous" editing
                                          # using IP addresses, so users will
                                          # have to create accounts
Comment 4 Robert M. Albrecht 2013-06-17 11:49:52 UTC
Yes, this should suffice.

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