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Tunnelbroker.net Specific Topics => Questions & Answers => Topic started by: minfrin on January 17, 2022, 08:04:53 AM

Title: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: minfrin on January 17, 2022, 08:04:53 AM
I have just seen a blanket block by Wikipedia on the following he.net network:

Editing from 2001:470:1000:0:0:0:0:0/36 has been blocked (disabled) by ‪ST47‬ for the following reason(s):
The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because it is believed to be a web host provider or colocation provider.

Wikipedia has been notified of the issue, but it looks like he.net needs to engage with wikipedia to make sure the network stays open.
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: cholzhauer on January 17, 2022, 02:13:54 PM
I would let ipv6@he.net know
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: tjeske on January 31, 2022, 12:22:43 PM
Yeah, I've run into this myself last year. I remember beginning of 2021 everything was fine. But now it's blocked and ST47 seems unwilling to change it. No idea what happened. Looks more like one admin going rogue.
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: cshilton on February 10, 2022, 11:55:36 AM
Is ST47 a person? Also, does / did this edit ban apply to all editors or just anonymous ones?
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: tjeske on May 17, 2022, 04:48:38 AM
Applies to all, unfortunately. As a registered user you can try to get an exemption, but you'd have to request it at EVERY wikipedia site. And you'll have to renew it each year. I explained this is not a webserver/colocation provider, but the folks I spoke to said it's still a proxy and pRoXiEs aRe AgAiNsT tHe RuLeS!!!!!
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: snarked on May 18, 2022, 06:02:33 AM
HE is a collocation provider in the San Francisco Bay area as well as a tunnel provider.  Good luck changing Wikipedia‚Äôs mindset.
Title: Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
Post by: divad27182 on May 20, 2022, 07:05:36 PM
Applies to all, unfortunately. As a registered user you can try to get an exemption, but you'd have to request it at EVERY wikipedia site. And you'll have to renew it each year. I explained this is not a webserver/colocation provider, but the folks I spoke to said it's still a proxy and pRoXiEs aRe AgAiNsT tHe RuLeS!!!!!

I too have run against this.

I believe the actual rule is that anonymous proxies are against the rules.  The problem is that they consider a proxy you can make and unmake quickly to be anonymous. 

Personally, I think you have more anonymity in the average ISP than in HE's tunnels, including changing addresses at will.  I believe that, from the information of my IPv6 address, you could find the road I live on, but that you would have no such luck with my IPv4 address.  (You might need some perseverance, as the USPS doesn't have a simple 9 digit zip reverse look up tool.)