NATting a whole country?
swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Jan 4 05:41:04 UTC 2007
On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> According to
> all of Qatar appears on the net as a single IP address. I don't know
> if it's NAT or a proxy that you need to use to get out to the world,
> but whatever the exact cause, it had a predictable consequence -- the
> entire country was barred from editing Wikipedia, due to abuse by
> (presumably) a few people.
I think I read at Wikipedia that this is their proxy-servers IP address
(or proxy server farm probably).
Also, the only thing that was stopped was anonymous editing, editing after
login and anonymous reading wasn't stopped.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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