Shouldn't this sort of autoblock_whitelist be universal for such an
important IP address. It is not only Commons, Wikidata, Meta and enWP
that utilise bots at Toolforge. Having to do this at 10s to 100s of
wiki is just an interesting approach.
Could we at least have a note to all wikis through the tech newsletter
if we require them to whitelist the IP, or not to block that IP or not
to hardblock tools at toolforge. Thanks.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Maarten Dammers" <maarten(a)mdammers.nl>
Sent: 27/01/2021 5:27:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Cloud] Change to how Cloud VPS and Toolforge contact Wikis
It's unfortunate that you used a public ipaddress from the most recent assigned block
of IP space ( 126.96.36.199/24 ). You seem to have forgotten about updating the auto block
whitelist, see for example https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Autoblock_whitelist
If that doesn't get updated, any block of a bot editing from Toolforge might cause the
block of all bots running from Toolforge. We've seen that happen in the past.
I updated whitelists at Commons and Wikidata, did a request to update for meta and the
On 25-01-2021 11:55, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
we are planning to change how Cloud VPS instances and Toolforge tools contact WMF-hosted
wikis, in particular the source IP address for the network connection.
The new IP address that wikis will see is 188.8.131.52.
The change is scheduled to go live on 2021-02-08.
More detailed information in wikitech:
If you are a Cloud VPS user or Toolforge developer, check your tools after that date to
make sure they are properly running. If you detect a block, a rate-limit or similar,
please let us know.
If you are a WMF SRE or engineer involved with the wikis, be informed that this address
could generate a significant traffic volume, perhaps about 30%-40% total wiki edits. We
are trying to smooth the change as much as possible, so please send your feedback if you
think there is something we didn't account for yet.
Thanks, best regards.
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