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Proxies: $wgProxyList
IP address or a list of IP addresses to be banned
Introduced in version:1.3.0 (r4130)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:array
Default value:array()
Other settings: Alphabetical | By function


Sets an IP address or a list of IP addresses to be banned. (Originally meant for presumed open proxies that would most likely only be used for vandalism and block evasion, but can be used for blocking any kind of unwanted actors.)


$wgProxyList = array(


Copy and paste a comma-delimited list (e.g.,,, of open proxies into "MediaWiki:Openproxylist"; then put the following in LocalSettings.phpManual:LocalSettings.php:

$wgHooks['userCan'][] = 'getOpenProxyList';
$gotOpenProxyList = false;
function getOpenProxyList( $article, $fields ) {
	global $gotOpenProxyList, $wgProxyList;
	if ( !$gotOpenProxyList ) {
		$wgProxyList = explode( ',', wfMsg( 'openproxylist' ) );
	$gotOpenProxyList = true;
	return true;

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