[Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

Leslie Carr lcarr at wikimedia.org
Thu Dec 27 21:53:04 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Marco Fleckinger
<marco.fleckinger at wikipedia.at> wrote:
> Leslie Carr <lcarr at wikimedia.org> schrieb:
>>> I wish that and
>>> would work, too, but the
>>> foundation apparently can't or chooses not to afford separate IP
>>> addresses for each language's Wikipedia.
>>As one of the network folks, I will answer this.   We do not have
>>enough public IP(v4)s for an address for each language in each
>>project, and unless someone gives us a major donation of IPv4
>>addresses (anyone have a spare /20 laying around?), I don't think we
>>will be able to make this happen as we are frugal with our existing
>>IPs and the allocating authorities (RIPE and ARIN) are being quite
>>strict with their new IPv4 allocations.
>>If you'd like to read more about IP allocation policies, here's a few
>>https://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ripe-553 (see section 5.6)
> Just an idea, which is not very beautiful: What about a router forwarding ports to the correct machine by using iptables? Would that also work in connection with search engines?

Are you suggesting we use different nonstandard ports for each
different wiki/language combo that resides on the same IP ?

> Cheers
> Marco
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Leslie Carr
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