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Re: [tor-talk] Wikimedia and Tor

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> this is extremely interesting--thank you! but would this work for Tor,
> since presumably the IPs that are blocked are those of the exit relays?
> I am proposing keeping the IPs blocked but opening them up for certain
> logged-in accounts--I don't know if that is technically possible, but it
> seems like a narrower solution, and also theoretically less open to
> abuse/spoofing than unblocking entire IP addresses. (maybe.)

I think you may have misunderstood.  An IP Block Exemption is a flag
applied to a specific account that allows it to ignore IP blocks.

There are two types of blocks that we use for IP addresses, hard blocks
and soft blocks.  A hard block means that if you are using that IP address
you cannot edit Wikipedia.  A soft block means that if you are using that
IP address, you can edit Wikipedia, but only if logged in, and you cannot
make an account.  Many highschools are soft-blocked.  All of Tor is hard-
blocked.  Having the IPBE flag on your account allows you to treat all
hard-blocks as though they are soft-blocks.

Did that explain it any better?

Thank you,
Derric Atzrott
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