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Hey there, every peoples. We are trying to recover from our recent vandalism attack as quickly as possible, and you can help!

An Internet proxy enables someone to appear to be from an IP address without revealing what their real address is. If someone has access to many proxies, he or she can seem to be from dozens, hundreds, or thousands of IPs. Most recently, the NSMC vandal has exploited this loophole to effect massive damage to not only our wiki here, but many others. In order to close the loophole, we are going to block as many of these proxies as we can. We have identified several specific IPs that we know are proxies, but it's also possible that entire ranges of IPs need to be blocked. We do not, however, want to block any more IP addresses than absolutely necessary, so a little investigative work is in order. That's where you come in.

We need to research all the IP addresses listed on the subpages listed below and determine the lower and upper bound of the IP range. There are way too many for one person to look up alone, but all of us together can knock it out pretty quickly. (By the way, the final decision on whether or not to block ranges has not been made, but we would certainly like to have the option.)

You don't have to do a lot. If you could help with just one section, we'd be that much closer. Thank you in advance for your efforts.

If you run into trouble, see if your question is answered on the talk page.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123

This table is current as of 06:36, 21 November 2005 (UTC).

[edit] How to help

Mark the section in progress

Let other users know which section you're working on so that we can avoid duplication of work.

  1. On the subpages below you will see many sections with links like this:
  2. Find a section that hasn't been done yet.
  3. Edit the section and put {{inprogress}} at the top.
  4. Copy the table in the section and paste it in a text editor, like Notepad.
  5. Save the page.

Find the IP range
The circled info is what we need.
  1. Click on each link in the section, one at a time, and it will open a page similar to the one pictured at the right.
  2. Copy the IP ranges to your clipboard. In the example image, there is a general range and a more specific range. The specific range is the one we need. It is shown here circled in red.
  3. Using the table below as a guide, paste the information into each line of the table in your text editor.

Find the netmask
  1. Go to the netmask calculator.
  2. Enter the lower address into the first field, and the upper address into the second field, and then press Submit. If it brings up a blank screen, check for stray spaces.
  3. The netmask is the IP address followed by a slash and a two-digit number. It is shown here circled in red in the lower image.
  4. Copy and paste the resulting netmask into the last column of the table in your text editor. NOTE: It may generate more than one netmask. If it does, there will be more than one address listed with a slash and a two-digit number after it. Copy and paste them all.

Repeat and update the section
  1. Repeat for each IP in the section.
  2. Once you have the section complete, edit the project subpage again, and paste the table in the right place.
  3. Change the notice in the section from {{inprogress}} to {{done}}.
  4. Save the page.
  5. Get a Danish.

[edit] Sample table

[edit] Before editing

IP address Lower limit Upper limit IP range

[edit] After editing

IP address Lower limit Upper limit IP range 27

[edit] Subpages

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