block wikipedia edits

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Nov 30th, 2007
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Hi,


i need to block all users from editing/changing wikipedia, viewing/browsing the site is allowed,

has anyone ever had a request like this before? suggestions?


i'm using 1 cisco 877 and pix 501


regards,

praecedo



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jeremyault Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:08
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More than one way to solve this issue I'm sure.


You could filter by URL. For example, when I click on the edit link for the article on the Cisco PIX, I go to the following URL:


en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cisco_PIX&action=edit& section=4


So one way you could filter this is to block URLS to wikipedia that contain the string "action=edit"

mhellman Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:42
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Editing probably involves a HTTP POST versus a GET. I didn't verify mind you;-) So, you could block all HTTP POST requests to wikipedia.

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