Help talk:Block and unblock

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But how do stop the Automatic block of IP address? I have internal wiki site up and running(in my company LAN), which has been published from my local system. Now when a blocked user tries to edit, the Automatically Block the last IP add. setting kicks in. Automatically block the last IP address used by this user, and any subsequent addresses they try to edit from As the the site is published , i only get a single ip address ( on every user's system in the Lan. The Whole LAN group gets Blocked from editing. How do i stop the ip been blocked and only the username to be restricted?

if the above seeting is not possible , then how do i publish the site differently? (Please do remember that i cannot use the local lan addresses, as i need the site to be accessible externally!) -- 04:56, 30 March 2007 (UTC)deepak

You need to uncheck the "Automatically block the last IP..." setting when you are making the block. That option is only available in version 1.8 and above of MediaWiki, so if it isn't available to you, then you may need to upgrade. If you have already made blocks without unchecking that setting, then you will need to unblock the accounts and block them again with the setting unchecked. --bainer (talk) 11:14, 30 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]