Template:SharedIP

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Information icon.svg Attention:

This IP address, (IP address appears here), is registered to {{{1}}} and may be shared by multiple users. If the organization uses proxy servers or firewalls, this IP address may in fact represent many users at many physical computers.

For this reason, a message intended for one person may be received by another and a block may be shared by many. If you are editing from this address and are frustrated by irrelevant messages, you can avoid them by creating an account for yourself. In some cases, you may temporarily be unable to create an account due to efforts to deal with vandalism; if so, please see here.

If you are autoblocked repeatedly, we encourage you to contact your Internet service provider or IT department and ask them to contact Wikimedia's XFF project about enabling X-Forwarded-For HTTP headers on their proxy servers so that our editing blocks will affect only the intended user. Alternatively, you can list the IP at Wikipedia:WikiProject on XFFs.


Caution should be used when blocking this IP or reverting its contributions without checking.

Note: In the event of vandalism from this address, abuse reports may be sent to your network administrator for further investigation.


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The {{SharedIP}} template is an IP user talk page template that shows helpful information to IP users and those wishing to warn or ban them. It takes two arguments, one required and one optional: the name of the organization to which the IP address is registered (preferably wikilinked or at least hyperlinked) (required); and the hostname (optional). It should not be substituted, but transcluded.

Usage[edit]

{{SharedIP|organization}}
{{SharedIP|organization|host=hostname}}

Caution[edit]

This template should be used on IPs which appear to be or are likely to be shared by multiple users - typically IPs assigned to large institutions, or to a pool of dynamic IP addresses. Where there is no indication of this, or where the IP appears to be static and used by only one person, the template should not be used.

Example[edit]

  • {{SharedIP|[[w:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority|IANA]]}}
Information icon.svg Attention:

This IP address, SharedIP, is registered to IANA and may be shared by multiple users. If the organization uses proxy servers or firewalls, this IP address may in fact represent many users at many physical computers.

For this reason, a message intended for one person may be received by another and a block may be shared by many. If you are editing from this address and are frustrated by irrelevant messages, you can avoid them by creating an account for yourself. In some cases, you may temporarily be unable to create an account due to efforts to deal with vandalism; if so, please see here.

If you are autoblocked repeatedly, we encourage you to contact your Internet service provider or IT department and ask them to contact Wikimedia's XFF project about enabling X-Forwarded-For HTTP headers on their proxy servers so that our editing blocks will affect only the intended user. Alternatively, you can list the IP at Wikipedia:WikiProject on XFFs.


Caution should be used when blocking this IP or reverting its contributions without checking.

Note: In the event of vandalism from this address, abuse reports may be sent to your network administrator for further investigation.


  • {{SharedIP|[[w:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority|IANA]]|host=proxy.example.com}}
Information icon.svg Attention:

This host, proxy.example.com, is registered to IANA and may be shared by multiple users. If the organization uses proxy servers or firewalls, this IP address may in fact represent many users at many physical computers.

For this reason, a message intended for one person may be received by another and a block may be shared by many. If you are editing from this address and are frustrated by irrelevant messages, you can avoid them by creating an account for yourself. In some cases, you may temporarily be unable to create an account due to efforts to deal with vandalism; if so, please see here.

If you are autoblocked repeatedly, we encourage you to contact your Internet service provider or IT department and ask them to contact Wikimedia's XFF project about enabling X-Forwarded-For HTTP headers on their proxy servers so that our editing blocks will affect only the intended user. Alternatively, you can list the IP at Wikipedia:WikiProject on XFFs.


Caution should be used when blocking this IP or reverting its contributions without checking.

Note: In the event of vandalism from this address, abuse reports may be sent to your network administrator for further investigation.


See also[edit]