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Allow IPv6 checks up to /32
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T35734 resulted in a change from /64 to /48. However, considering that administrators are able to block IPv6 ranges of /32, but CheckUsers are only able to see /48, the limits should be normalized. This has been discussed a number of times amongst CheckUsers and Stewards, and there was has been wide support for this change.

I'm not a PHP coder, but I think that this simply requires a change of line 64 of CheckUser.php:

'IPv6'=>48,

to:

'IPv6'=>32,

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The extension's code you've found just lets sites configure it easily... Given your references to stewards I'm going to assume this is really a Wikimedia site configuration change request.

The extension's code you've found just lets sites configure it easily... Given your references to stewards I'm going to assume this is really a Wikimedia site configuration change request.

Perhaps that is the case - I know how to use the tool, but I don't have a clue as to how to configure it. Thanks for the correction.

I think we can change the global default in the CheckUser extension. This can be useful also for other
users of this extension.

Change 203679 had a related patch set uploaded (by saper):
Allow CheckUser for IPv6 ranges up to /32

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/203679

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administrators are able to block IPv6 ranges of /32

Last time (earlier this week) I checked, it was /19.. so why not allow /19 instead?

Maybe returning data from /19 maybe too much on a busy range?

Change 203679 merged by jenkins-bot:
Allow CheckUser for IPv6 ranges up to /32

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/203679