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Access Forbidden to Phabricator at WikiArabia 2019 (Morocco) via Indian IP 185.174.156.75
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I am at the WikiArabia 2019 conference at a hotel in Marrakech, and Phabricator is inaccessible here. My IP address is 185.174.156.75.

Reporting this using a VPN connection to circumvent the issue.

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Aklapper removed Aklapper as the assignee of this task.Oct 4 2019, 8:06 AM
Aklapper added a project: Traffic.
Aklapper added a subscriber: Aklapper.

Hi, please do not assign tasks to people without their agreement and if they cannot fix these tasks. :)

I can imagine that this might be intentional; either https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/operations/puppet/+/368775/ etc which needs to be reevaluated due to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T187716 or other means related to abusive behavior.

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Aklapper renamed this task from Phabricator inaccessible at WikiArabia 2019 to Access Forbidden to Phabricator at WikiArabia 2019 (Morocco).Oct 5 2019, 10:44 AM
revi added a subscriber: revi.Oct 9 2019, 1:45 PM

I think it was something related to #flea-attacker-mitigation which included a full swing on phab? (CF T198974: Rate-limit is too harsh and affects human users)

jijiki triaged this task as High priority.Oct 14 2019, 2:45 PM
ema moved this task from Triage to Watching on the Traffic board.Oct 14 2019, 6:32 PM
Reedy added a subscriber: Reedy.Oct 15 2019, 1:34 PM

@SandraF_WMF Do you happen to remember if you got that IP address before connecting to your VPN? As it seems to belong to an Indian hosting company - https://hostroyale.com

Reedy lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Oct 15 2019, 1:38 PM

Event was two weeks ago....

@SandraF_WMF Do you happen to remember if you got that IP address before connecting to your VPN? As it seems to belong to an Indian hosting company - https://hostroyale.com

Definitely before connecting to my VPN.

Aklapper renamed this task from Access Forbidden to Phabricator at WikiArabia 2019 (Morocco) to Access Forbidden to Phabricator at WikiArabia 2019 (Morocco) via Indian IP 185.174.156.75.Aug 5 2020, 2:08 PM

See also T257507, T229575, T258059, T246923, etc.
Reason might be vandalism (non-public T218589).
(The error itself is a bit misleading too, see T229620.)
If there are no plans to change this (even after the latest work in T253632) this task should be declined.