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A ban is a method of keeping users from returning to a specific channel or server.

Channel Bans

Banning in channels are done most commonly with the channel mode +b.

The IRC command for banning is:

   /mode #chan +b nickname!username@hostname.  

To make this easier, the Mibbit client has a default alias of /ban nickname!username@hostname.

To remove a ban, either use the IRC command of /mode #chan -b nickname!username@hostname or the Mibbit client default alias of /unban nickname!username@hostname or /deban nickname!username@hostname.

To view the banlist, use the command /mode #chan +b or just /ban<space> (if you are in the channel). A list of banned users is shown in the form of:

    [cancel ban button] [nickname!username@hostname] [operator who banned] [time of ban]

If there are ops that are new to IRC, they may accidentally ban the entire channel by banning *!*@*. To easily recover from this, users can make sure certain hostmasks for unable to be banned with the channel mode +e. To use, find out what the hostname of the person is, and use the command /mode #chan +e *!*@hostname. Mode +e is 'except', and if a hostmask matches one on the except list, the person cannot be banned.

You must be a channel operator, half-operator, super-operator (or admin as called on the Mibbit client), owner, or founder to set these modes. The chanserv modes for these are +h, +o, +s, and +q.

Set a Ban with ChanServ

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You may wish to set a ban using ChanServ. Depending on the SIGNKICK settings of your channel this might mask which op set the ban (explained further below.) To set the ban type: /cs ban #channel nick reason If nick is not given, it will ban you. If channel and nick are not given, it will ban you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel.

SIGNKICK Enables or disables signed kicks for a channel. When SIGNKICK is set, kicks issued with the ChanServ KICK or BAN commands will have the nick that used the command in their reason. If you use LEVEL, those who have a level that is superior or equal to the SIGNKICK level on the channel won't have their kicks signed. The command to set SIGNKICK is: /msg chanserv set #channel signkick {ON | LEVEL | OFF}

Quiet Ban

A quiet ban is a special ban type that makes it so that any users with a specific hostmask cannot send messages, but can receive them in the channel they are banned. To issue a quiet ban, use the following format:

    /mode #chan +b ~q:*!*@host.domain