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Special:Redirect does not work for blocked IP ranges
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Trying to download a file from Wikipedia via [[Special:Redirect]] on Labs.

Works fine for enwiki:
wget -O - 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Redirect/file/Example.jpg' | less -S
<long flood of binary>

On dewiki, however:
wget -O - 'https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Redirect/file/Example.jpg' | less -S
<HTML with "write block" warning>

Expected result: binary data.

It appears to be this block:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial%3ALogbuch&type=block&user=&page=Benutzer%3A10.68.0.0%2F16&year=&month=-1&tagfilter=
which prevents a WMF IP range from creating user accounts.

tl;dr: [[Special:Redirect]] should not require write rights.

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Magnus created this task.Oct 15 2015, 9:33 AM
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Change 246699 had a related patch set uploaded (by Glaisher):
Make Special:Redirect work for blocked users and in read-only mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/246699

Change 246699 merged by jenkins-bot:
Make Special:Redirect work for blocked users and in read-only mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/246699

Glaisher closed this task as Resolved.Oct 15 2015, 4:52 PM
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