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Release status: unmaintained
Description Blocks open proxies
Author(s) Nathan Larson (Leucostictetalk)
Latest version 1.0.1
MediaWiki 1.23+
Tables proxy
License GNU General Public License 2.0 only
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BlockOpenProxies is a MediaWiki extension that blocks open proxies. It contains a MediaWiki script, addProxies.php, that creates a proxy table and adds to it a list of IP addresses from a CSV file. (TODO: The table should be added by update.php, not by addProxies.php.) (TODO: It's pointless to run this (possibly expensive) query except when the user is trying to edit.)


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called BlockOpenProxies in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/BlockOpenProxies/BlockOpenProxies.php";
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Download from and unzip it to the maintenance directory. Also put addProxies.php in the maintenance directory. Go to the command line, and do

$ php addProxies.php --file=bannedips.csv


Option/Parameter Required? Description
--delete-existing No Clear the proxy table of all existing proxies before adding the new ones
--file Yes Filename

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