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Lifting of an IP Cap for an Outreach event
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Author: sonara.arnav


Organizers of have requested to raise the IP cap from the following IP address starting from 12th January 2013 10:00 AM (IST) for about 6 hours for English Wikipedia and Commons.

IP Address => "" and ""


Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 1:36 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz43856.

Why is this asked only the day before? We have stressed time and time again that as these events are planned in advanced, the bug should be filed with some time to process it.

sonara.arnav wrote:

I concur and understand your point, but I myself am just the facilitator, the organizers themselves asked me to do this today. So I can't myself help in that case. Thanks.

Please also provide:

  • What the limit needs to be raised to (e.g. 75 accounts).

If you think such a request has gone unnoticed and the event is about to start, go to the IRC channel #wikimedia-tech on Freenode IRC and ask for help. (See for general info on using IRC.)

sonara.arnav wrote:

Well 30 accounts on each IP should be more than sufficient. Thanks a lot for timely response.

Deployed. Please poke us on IRC if it doesn't work.

  • Bug 43918 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

There seem to have been an error made by the organizers of this event, one of whom (Subhashish Panigrahi) was just on IRC asking (with some urgency) that the exemption be extended. It is currently past 2pm IST on January 13th, well beyond the window that was requested.

I extended the exemption to the 14th and deployed it off-schedule because the problem was urgent and the fix minor. But please plan this better next time.