This is sorta (under-)documented in$wgRateLimits

I made a patch for it but I'm not sure if I did it correctly.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 10:21 AM Arturo Borrero Gonzalez <> wrote:
On 1/28/21 9:50 PM, Martin Urbanec wrote:
> Hi Arturo,
> a quick question: MediaWIki has a strict limit on bad logins. If all of WMCS
> will be NATed, that would mean that /any/ bot having too many bad login attempts
> could block all other bots from logging in. Is that prevented through technical
> measures, somehow?


do you know where this limit configuration can be found?

thanks for the heads up.


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