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Re: Wikipedia & Tor

On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:54:38 -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Wikipedia already needs this sort of thing because of AOL IPs -- they
> have similar characteristics to Tor, in that a single IP produces lots
> of behavior, some good some bad. The two differences as I understand
> them are that AOL will cancel user accounts if you complain loudly enough
> (but there's constant tension here because in plenty of cases AOL decides
> not to cancel the account, so Wikipedia has to deal some other way like
> temporarily blocking the IP), and that it's not clear enough to the
> Wikipedia operators that there *are* good Tor users.
Aren't you talking about DHCP addresses over a *huge* range?  Blocking
individual IP addresses doesn't seem like much of a solution here.

David Benfell, LCP
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