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Banned for no apparent reason

Postby disturbd » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:18 pm

Got on to efnet this morning and i got the following

ERROR *** Banned: Temporary D-line 14400 min. - (v24/398) Drones are prohibited (2006/6/9 07.09)

I'm pretty sure I'm not a drone, considering i dont even know what a drone is.
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Postby munky » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:30 pm

try a different server, see if you get the same problem

/stats p the server you got dlined from and talk to an oper to figure out the cause

it's possible you just have a nick/ident/gecos pattern that matches a known set of drones, and a slight change to your info will keep you from getting banned.

if all else fails, try
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Postby disturbd » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:42 am

Odd thing is that i use efnet pretty regularly and this has never happened before. But thanks for the advice.
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Postby HM2K » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:43 am

Its possible your IP range is banned, check with the opers on that ircd.

Usually bans will expire, but again check.

/stats p <server> is your friend! ;)

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