Talk:XFF project/RFC 1918

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Effect of blocking private IP addresses[edit]

I wanted to raise awareness of this issue [1], whereby a block placed on a private IP address will apparently affect unrelated users of the same private address via XFF. Presumably this is unintended. This came up recently[2] as a reason why we cannot soft-block private IP addresses on English Wikipedia to prevent bots from editing logged out. Cheers, Bovlb (talk) 16:13, 20 May 2014 (UTC)