Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

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Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Mohamad Takriti
I am not sure if anyone is taking this seriously, but I am surprised that
one person can easily block a potentially large number of people from
editing Wikipedia, then ignore repeated pleas to unblock!

This process definitely needs to be revised, because keeping users blocked
for weeks is clearly against the concept of wiki's open, contributory model.

Maybe CNET can pickup on this and shed some light on yet another Wikipedia
flaw.

Regards,
Mohamad

On 1/2/06, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:

> HM,
>
> 1. Mohamad Takriti
> 2. 82.148.97.67
> 3. Qatar Telecom (www.qtel.com.qa)
>
> Takriti
>
>
>
> On 12/28/05, Hall Monitor <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > (Note: This is an automatically generated response.)
> >
> > Thank you for contacting me.  It would be most helpful if you provided
> > me with the following information so that I or someone else may assist
> > you:
> >
> > 1. Your Wikipedia account name
> > 2. Your IP address (the one that is blocked)
> > 3. The name of the institution your IP address belongs to
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> >
> > HM
> >
> > On 12/25/05, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > >
> > > This is my second email to you. I beleive that you blocked the whole
> > country of Qatar by blocking the IP address 82.148.97.67. Please fix
> > this as we cannot now make any edits!
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Mohamad




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Re: Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Sarah-128
On 1/8/06, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am not sure if anyone is taking this seriously, but I am surprised that
> one person can easily block a potentially large number of people from
> editing Wikipedia, then ignore repeated pleas to unblock!

Mohamad, I looked for that IP address on the log but can't find it so
I assume someone else has unblocked you. Let me know if that's not the
case.

Sarah
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Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Daniel R. Tobias
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> > > On 12/25/05, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This is my second email to you. I beleive that you blocked the whole
> > > country of Qatar by blocking the IP address 82.148.97.67. Please fix
> > > this as we cannot now make any edits!

The whole country has only one IP address?

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RE: Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for thewhole counrty!

Peter Mackay
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Daniel R. Tobias
> Sent: Monday, 9 January 2006 13:55
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [WikiEN-l] Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address
> 82.148.97.67 is for thewhole counrty!
>
> > > > On 12/25/05, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > This is my second email to you. I beleive that you
> blocked the
> > > > > whole
> > > > country of Qatar by blocking the IP address
> 82.148.97.67. Please
> > > > fix this as we cannot now make any edits!
>
> The whole country has only one IP address?

Qatar is a very small country. If you vigorously break wind there, it has to
go through border control. Lay off the spicy food unless you have an export
licence.

I'm guessing it's a dynamic IP address, assigned to many people in the
country, just not all at once.

Peter (Skyring)


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Re: Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Mark
In reply to this post by Daniel R. Tobias
Daniel R. Tobias wrote:

>>>>On 12/25/05, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>This is my second email to you. I beleive that you blocked the whole
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>country of Qatar by blocking the IP address 82.148.97.67. Please fix
>>>>this as we cannot now make any edits!
>>>>        
>>>>
>
>The whole country has only one IP address?
>

Well, close to it.  All users of the ISP "Internet Qatar" access the
internet through proxy.qatar.net.qa, which resolves to the IP above.  
Internet Qatar is the country's main ISP, so most users will appear to
be coming from that IP address, with the possible exception of some
corporate and .edu.qa locations.

-Mark

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Re: Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Andrew Lih
In reply to this post by Daniel R. Tobias
On 1/9/06, Daniel R. Tobias <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > > On 12/25/05, Mohamad Takriti <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > This is my second email to you. I beleive that you blocked the whole
> > > > country of Qatar by blocking the IP address 82.148.97.67. Please fix
> > > > this as we cannot now make any edits!
>
> The whole country has only one IP address?

No, but it appears to be a major proxy server for Qatar:

82.148.97.67 PTR record: proxy.qatar.net.qa.

I've noted this with the {{Sharedip}} template on the Talk: page.

-Andrew (User:Fuzheado)
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Re: Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Andrew Gray
In reply to this post by Daniel R. Tobias
On 09/01/06, Daniel R. Tobias <[hidden email]> wrote:

> > > > > This is my second email to you. I beleive that you blocked the whole
> > > > country of Qatar by blocking the IP address 82.148.97.67. Please fix
> > > > this as we cannot now make any edits!
>
> The whole country has only one IP address?

82.148.97.67 is proxy.qatar.net.qa

Bear in mind that a single proxy server at an ISP can cover a
surprisingly large number of individuals... and many small countries
have, in effect, only one ISP. I have a recollection this is not the
first time we've effectively blocked most if not all of a country; was
it Thailand that got hit before?

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Re: Wikipedia Blocked IP address 82.148.97.67 is for the whole counrty!

Andreas Hoerstemeier
Andrew Gray wrote:
> have, in effect, only one ISP. I have a recollection this is not the
> first time we've effectively blocked most if not all of a country; was
> it Thailand that got hit before?
Similar, but nor same. Thailand has several ISPs, however many of them
seem incapable of making their proxies non-open. Thus Thai users were
blocked by the open proxies list, which normally should prevent spam and
(really) anonymous vandalism.

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