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

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 02:05:21 UTC 2012

How many languages _need_ this?

Is it only one language-project?

If you only need one IP address, to avoid censorship by one country, it
should be achievable.

John Vandenberg.
sent from Galaxy Note
On Dec 28, 2012 4:21 AM, "Leslie Carr" <lcarr at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> >
> > 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 links
> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#four3
> https://www.arin.net/resources/request/ipv4_depletion.html
> https://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ripe-553 (see section 5.6)
> Leslie
> --
> Leslie Carr
> Wikimedia Foundation
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