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Author Topic: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net  (Read 790 times)

minfrin

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Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« 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.
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cholzhauer

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 02:13:54 PM »

I would let ipv6@he.net know
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tjeske

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #2 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.
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cshilton

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #3 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?
« Last Edit: February 10, 2022, 11:58:21 AM by cshilton »
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tjeske

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #4 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!!!!!
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snarked

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #5 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’s mindset.
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divad27182

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Re: Wikipedia IPv6 block for he.net
« Reply #6 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.)
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