Talk:Editing with Tor

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Softblocking Tor users[edit]

The problem with allowing this is that it enables sockpuppetry through Tor nodes, making it very difficult to link the sockpuppet with its owner. --Gribeco 19:28, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Tor Exit Node configuration[edit]

If you run a Tor exit node, you can choose to block exits to port 80 and/or to Wikimedia IP addresses. Tor users then will not exit to read or edit Wikimedia from your node, and your node should not be blocked.

As a Tor exit node operator, I think this section needs to be fleshed out a little. Specifically: Wikimedia's IP addresses. Where is there a comprehensive/authoritative/up-to-date list? There should be clear guidelines for those who administer Tor exit nodes (or other open proxies), preventing their IP from being banned. A separate, linked page for open proxy operator instructions? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

Yeah, I too would like to see this. I usually surf through a private cacheing proxy, which also recently happens to be running a Tor exit node ( What IP's should be blocked from the Tor exit node such that the cacheing web proxy can be unblocked? I mean, if the Tor exit node is blocked from editing the wiki, everything will be okay, right? How would I go about requesting such an unblocking? -- 03:09, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
See the new Tor Exit Node Configuration page. Suggestions/Comments welcome. :) Avicennasis 23:12, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Registered users[edit]

I see no reason to block a rejistered user who comes from the same computer and returns the same cookie, but varys his IP#s. All I can see is this question: Can the cookie being passed be repeatedly encrypted by a symmetric key that only wikimedia and the user know -- preventing replay attack? I'm on dynamic IP. If I drop carrier, I will probably get a different IP#, but I'll still hav the cookies to ?prove? that I'm signed in -- says so on the maximum gobble date (expiry date). So, I don't think Tor should be a problem if you're rejistered. Brewhaha at 13:13, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Privacy policy...[edit]

From the page: "You can disable Tor and edit Wikimedia projects under a user account; Wikimedia will not reveal your IP address except when the privacy policy allows." -- that's, of course, utter lie. Relations between usernames and IPs are revealed all the time. See eg. Wikipedia Review if you look for examples. I also personally experienced this -- administrator put my username in block summary for my static IP. This summary is now "impossible" to remove (well, probably needs developer's intervention, but noone is going to do it). 02:05, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Some info for Tor nodes on fixing the problem[edit]

I realize these posts are from a while ago, but I figure that since I've recently had a similar problem and found my way to this page, I'll try to help.

I added the three IPs here to my Tor configuration file. For me (win xp) the file was located in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Vidalia\torrc. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to block editing while still allowing read-only access. If anyone knows of a way to do this, please let me know.

To request an unblock, add the following to your user talk page:

{{unblock|explain your case here. basically, explain that you blocked the three wikipedia IPs above, or that you're no longer an exit node, etc.}}

Hope this helped. -- 20:19, 23 June 2009 (UTC)