Last modified: 2006-08-23 18:59:28 UTC

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Bug 7103 - Users getting logged in as someone else
Users getting logged in as someone else
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 6464
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-23 11:42 UTC by Dejan Papež
Modified: 2006-08-23 18:59 UTC (History)
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Description Dejan Papež 2006-08-23 11:42:52 UTC
Some months ago a user choose to register himself on Slovenian Wikipedia as User:IP 213. 
As this name seems unambiguous enough, the community decided that he is allowed to use 
it. However, at certain times other users get accidentally logged in with his username. 

This is not related to using a shared computer. IMO this probably has something to do 
with the software recognizing his username as an IP address. I have advised him to use 
another name.

At the other hand, I may be well mistaken. He says he has been accidentally logged in as 
someone else on the English Wikipedia. However, there is no user IP 213 there and some 
time ago he said he had chosen to not register in that project.

To protect the privacy of users, this problem needs to be located correctly and fixed as 
soon as possible.

You may contact IP 213 at
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-23 18:59:28 UTC
His username is not relevant.  You can tell him he can keep it.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6464 ***

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