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Summary

Anontools lists a number of tools to help investigate a user IP. It is used in MediaWiki:Anontalkpagetext and MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer-anon to link to these external sources with the user's IP as a parameter. Because it is used exclusively on MediaWiki pages, the template is fully protected.

This template was originally copied from Wikipedia.

Examples

Takes the user IP address as a parameter. Like this:

{{anontools|91.198.174.2}}

Renders this:

WHOIS • RBLs • Traceroute • Geolocate • Rangeblock finder ] • [ RIRs: America • Europe • Africa • Asia‑Pacific • Latin America/Caribbean ] • [ Wikipedia • Google ]

If you follow those links you will find out that the IP address used in this example is for a server in Wikimedia's Amsterdam cluster in the Netherlands.

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