Template:SharedIP

Shared IP.svg Attention:

This IP address, (IP address appears here) may be shared by multiple users. In the case of organizations using proxy servers, 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 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 fight vandalism, in which case, 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.


Caution should be used when blocking this IP or reverting its contributions without checking - if a block is needed, administrators should consider using a soft block with the template {{anonblock|optional comment}} as the block reason.

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

Usage: {{SharedIP|organization|range|host=proxy.example.com (RDNS optional)}}

Example: {{SharedIP|Foobar Inc,.|127.0.0.1/24|host=prox1.foobar.net}}

Example: {{SharedIP|2=127.0.0.1/24|host=prox1.foobar.net}}

For help with ranges, see Range block calculator


Adds pages to Category:Shared IP addresses.

See documentation.

Last modified on 23 February 2013, at 18:24