Allow copy upload files from WMF sites on Wikimedia Commons
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Description

Please allow using upload by URL for images available through upload.wikimedia.org

This requires:

  1. Adding upload.wikimedia.org to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist
  2. Config the upload by url request proxy to allow requests to upload.wikimedia.org

Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Upload_by_url_userright_for_internal_Wikimedia_files

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Rillke created this task.Via LegacyMar 19 2014, 6:29 AM
Rillke added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2014, 6:33 AM
  • If you want to see an RfC supporting implementation of that, let me know.
tomasz added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2014, 2:52 PM

(In reply to Rainer Rillke @commons.wikimedia from comment #2)

  • If you want to see an RfC supporting implementation of that, let me know.

Yes, please.

Rillke added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2014, 3:11 PM

(In reply to Tomasz W. Kozlowski from comment #3)

Yes, please.

If no one else beats me, I have time, Friday, MAR 28 next week, to prepare an RfC.

Reedy added a comment.Via ConduitMar 20 2014, 3:53 AM

I'm sure this is a dupe...

And I seem to recall there being a suggestion from ops to not want to do this, in favour of a better server seide copy thing

TTO added a comment.Via ConduitMar 20 2014, 11:10 AM

(In reply to Sam Reed (reedy) from comment #5)

I'm sure this is a dupe...

And I seem to recall there being a suggestion from ops to not want to do
this, in favour of a better server seide copy thing

Yep, Faidon rejected this request in the past. Trouble is, no-one is interested in writing a "better server side copy thing"...

I was also troubled by Faidon's comment at bug 42473 comment 15:

Moreover, copying files internally seems wrong to me in general. It's
probably okay if it's a limited use case, but if it's something that's going
to get popular

He is seemingly unaware how popular this is already: hundreds of thousands of files have been copied across to Commons over the years.

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 42473 ***

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