Wikipedia:WikiProject on open proxies

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 If you've been blocked as an open proxy, please see: Help:blocked.

The multiwiki MetaProject on open proxies seeks to identify, verify and block open proxies and anonymity network exit nodes. To prevent abuse or vandalism, only proxy checks by verified users will be accepted. All users are welcome to discuss on the talk page, report possible proxies, or request that a blocked IP be rechecked.

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Open proxies may be blocked from editing

Automated lists and tools[edit]

  • User:SQL/Non-blocked compute hosts maintained by User:SQLBot is a list of open proxy ranges that need assessment for blocks that is updated daily. Admins are encouraged to review the list and assess for blocks as needed. All administrators are individually responsible for any blocks they make based on that list.
  • ISP Rangefinder is a tool that allows administrators to easily identify and hard block all ranges for an entire ISP. It should be used with extreme caution, but is useful for blocking known open proxy providers. All administrators are individually responsible for any blocks they make based on the results from this tool.
  • IPCheck is a tool that can help identify open proxies.

Reporting[edit]

Please report IP addresses you suspect are open proxies below. A project member will scan or attempt to connect to the proxy, and if confirmed will block the address.

File a new report here
I. For block requests:
Verify that the following criteria has been met:
  • The IP has made abusive contributions within the past week
For unblock requests:
Verify that the following criteria has been met:
  • No current criteria
II. For block requests For unblock requests
Replace "IP" below with the IP address you are reporting.


Replace "IP" below with the IP address you are reporting.


III. Fill out the resulting page and fill-in the requested information.
IV. Save the page.
Verified Users/Sysops Templates
  • IP is an open proxy {{Proxycheck|confirmed}} for confirmed open proxies and TOR exit nodes.
  •  Likely IP is an open proxy {{Proxycheck|likely}} for likely open proxies and TOR exit nodes.
  •  Possible IP is an open proxy {{Proxycheck|possible}} for possible open proxies and TOR exit nodes.
  •  Unlikely IP is an open proxy {{Proxycheck|unlikely}} for unlikely open proxies and TOR exit nodes.
  • Not currently an open proxy {{Proxycheck|unrelated}} for IP's confirmed not to be an open proxy or TOR exit node.
  • Inconclusive {{Proxycheck|inconclusive}} for IP's that are inconclusive.
  •  Declined to run a check {{Proxycheck|decline}} to decline a check.
  • Open proxy blocked {{Proxycheck|blocked}} for open proxies and TOR nodes that have been blocked. Please add this if you block the IP.

Requests[edit]

93.189.43.26[edit]

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93.189.43.26 - talk - edits - &wpExpiry=other&wpExpiry-other=2%20years&wpReason=%7B%7Bblocked%20proxy%7D%7D&wpHardBlock=1 block - log - current blocks - ipinfo - .html Robtex - WHOIS - proxy checker - ipcheck - Google - HTTP - stalk

Reason: Already blocked the account (after checking my CU glasses). LTA, who was doing this yesterday also. Thanks for your help. Drmies (talk) 18:46, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

@Drmies:  Confirmed via WHOIS: 93.189.40.0/22 is a {{colocationwebhost}}. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 21:44, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Mdaniels5757, I appreciate you: thanks. Drmies (talk) 23:47, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: You're welcome. You could probably rangeblock it if you want. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 00:02, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Mdaniels5757, I am going to leave that to the experts. I have some decent qualities, but deciding on a block like that is not one of them. I mean, I'd simply block and block account creation, but I wouldn't know for how long, for instance. So please, go ahead. :) (or, let me know when you file that RfA...) Drmies (talk) 00:35, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: Haha might be a while on the RfA :). Given that this has been a webhost for years, I'd {{webhostblock}} 93.189.40.0/22 for 2 years with account creation blocked, and anon only NOT set (unless your CU goggles say that there would be collateral damage). --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 00:39, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Done. Marking for closure. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 14:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

IP104.245.146.0/24[edit]

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104.245.146.0/24 - talk - edits - block - log - current blocks - ipinfo - Robtex - WHOIS - proxy checker - ipcheck - Google - HTTP - stalk

104.245.146.56 is signaled as a proxy, and it has been used by a well-known LTA. Drmies (talk) 02:45, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Drmies: 104.245.144.0/22 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is  Confirmed a {{colocationwebhost}} (via WHOIS). Given the previous 1yr hardblock on that range, a 2-3 year hardblock would make sense. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 18:09, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Mdaniels5757, thank you. You get an extra scoop of dessert tonight. I appreciate it. Drmies (talk) 20:56, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: Haha, you're welcome. (FYI, you left "anon only" set; I think proxies are normally hardblocked (anon only not set).) --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 23:25, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Mdaniels5757, I applied the same block that was there before, and that's also the default for "webhostblock". There's different terminology: there is no "setting" of anon only in the blocking screen; there's "Apply block to logged-in users from this IP address". For tech people like you, that's easy, of course; people like me have to think about that a bit. :) Anyway, when y'all communicate these things, please keep in mind that the default for these blocks isn't always the default that you may think it is, and that sometimes you're talking to an audience that can make a posset without looking at a recipe (simple--2 cups cream, 2/3 cup sugar, 6 tbsp of lemon juice), but need to think about this kind of stuff. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 00:37, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: Oops, sorry about that. (also, of course "anon only" is what's shown (or not shown) in the block log, but "apply block to logged-in users from this IP address"; why would those two things be consistent... /s) Best, --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 01:23, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

36.77.0.0/16[edit]

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36.77.0.0/16 - talk - edits - block - log - current blocks - ipinfo - Robtex - WHOIS - proxy checker - ipcheck - Google - HTTP - stalk

Discussion disruption at Talk:History of English#Requested move 31 July 2020: 36.77.92.121 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) added a bunch of articles as subjects of the RM despite the OP's (Soumya-8974) intention. Later 36.77.92.128 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) added a comment that copied a sentence from someone else's almost verbatim, likely in an attempt to create an impression of canvassing or puppetry.

The latter tests poorly on IPQualityScore. The range has been blocked in the past by Berean Hunter. Nardog (talk) 04:38, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Nardog:  Unlikely IP is an open proxy. The range you're looking for (including 1 from your ANI report) is 36.77.92.0/23. I'm going to leave this open for someone else to take a look, to see if a block is indicated anyways. —Mdaniels5757 (talk) 20:45, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

IP 2001:67C:2628:0:0:0:0:0/48[edit]

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2001:67C:2628:0:0:0:0:0/48 - talk - edits - block - log - current blocks - ipinfo - Robtex - WHOIS - proxy checker - ipcheck - Google - HTTP - stalk

Much racist swinery came from 2001:67C:2628:647:7A45:C4FF:FEF8:4461, and a note popped up that this was a proxy. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 01:24, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Drmies:  Likely used for Opera's built-in proxy/vpn. —Mdaniels5757 (talk) 01:12, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
That's bad, right? I hate opera. Never understand why Inspector Morse cared for it. Drmies (talk) 01:15, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: Yes, that's bad :). The closest template to use is {{blocked proxy}}. (and to clarify, it's the whole /48) —Mdaniels5757 (talk) 01:23, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Alright then. I had blocked them for "racist swinery" but what you say sounds better. Drmies (talk) 01:31, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

64.18.9.0/16[edit]

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64.18.9.0/16 - talk - edits - block - log - current blocks - ipinfo - Robtex - WHOIS - proxy checker - ipcheck - Google - HTTP - stalk

Reason: This Google Web Services IP had engaged in possible disruptive edits such as this. Off the shelf proxy checker tool shows an 65% confidence on being a proxy. Enteryourusername8 (talk) 04:01, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Not currently an open proxy (at least as to 64.18.158.50) —Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 15:04, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

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