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Old 04-10-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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How the wikipedia-feature works in detail (PW)?

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for security purposes i want to allow the kindle PW only to establish a minimum of internet connections.
During reading the PW offers three tabs, if you click on a certain word: dictionary, x-ray and wikipedia.
Which ip-addresses (or other ports) should remain unblocked so that the wikipedia-feature is still working properly?

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Old 04-10-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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Port 80, which is the default port for all web activity, which won't restrict anything.
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Port 80, which is the default port for all web activity, which won't restrict anything.
Thank you Susan!
I have already blocked all sites except of http://en.m.wikipedia.org/ and via the beta-browser only wikipedia is accessible. Unfortunately the wikipedia reading-feature doesn't work anymore. The PW seems to take his data from other wikisources / -sites. Do you have (or someone else) any idea where the summary information is taken from?

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Old 04-10-2015, 06:59 PM   #4
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No idea. If you look at the location bar when viewing it in a regular browser, you should be able to find it.
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No idea. If you look at the location bar when viewing it in a regular browser, you should be able to find it.
That would work if the OP was looking at it in a web browser, but that isn't the case.

OP, how about allowing the full wikipedia.org instead of just http://en.m.wikipedia.org/

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I said to try it in a regular browser. There is no reason to think that the Kindle uses anything different than the normal wikipedia interface. Do you really think that wikipedia gave them a special interface?
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In fact, the ACX used to view Wikipedia lookups inside the book is proxied through Amazon, which I believe qualifies as a special interface.
Since 3G Kindles are restricted to interacting with the Kindle Store/Cloud, Wikipedia lookups, Translate, and social media sharing, Amazon has proxied all those services and restricted their 3G network from contacting non-Amazon internet locations --which seals the potential holes in their 3G.
It also means they are the real source for all those features -- no matter what one might have assumed.

Blocking Amazon will block the Wikipedia lookup as well. No exceptions.
There is a hack, AcXE - ACX Enabler which allows one to install custom ACXs, including the sample Google Translate ACX in the same thread. @reader13498, If you wrote a Wikipedia ACX which did Wikipedia lookups, that would do exactly what you desire. I can't think of any other feasible solution

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Also note: this question is hacking related, and thus belongs in our Kindle Developers Corner subforum. I've moved this thread to the appropriate location.

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Old 04-15-2015, 03:34 PM   #8
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There is a hack, AcXE - ACX Enabler which allows one to install custom ACXs, including the sample Google Translate ACX in the same thread
Thank you eschwartz for this nice information. I will do further research.

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. @reader13498, If you wrote a Wikipedia ACX which did Wikipedia lookups, that would do exactly what you desire
eschwartz you misinterpreted my words a little bit. I'm just an average user with only a few technical skills. For blocking everything except wikipedia i just used the child lock feature of my router.
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Well, I did say "if". If for watever reason you can't or won't, then that kind of stinks because I don't know of any other way to keep Wikipedia lookups.

You could *try* asking the AcXE author.
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