On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:21:13 +0200, Elisabeth Bauer <elian(a)djini.de> wrote:
Since yesterday the blocklist of SORBS is used on the wikimedia servers
to block open proxies.
If someone is having troubles to edit now, here are the steps he can do
to solve the problem:
Not that efforts to stop vandalism aren't needed, but it might be more difficult than
that for legitimate users to get around.
I would have been blocked by this a few months ago myself -- the IP address I had was
listed in SORBS for something a previous customer of my ISP had set up. SORBS ignored the
request for a retest since I am not the administrative contact, and the ISP ignored
complaints as there *was* no open relay, and they don't consider it their concern what
customers run on their own systems anyhow.
After a service outage our IP changed or I'd still be blocked at the moment.
Fortunately I wasn't blocked from anything I particularly cared about, but I would be
upset if I could not edit Wikipedia. (No comments about withdrawal symptoms, now...)
I see at least one active editor has been affected; is there any workaround for logged-in
users who would otherwise remain blocked?
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