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gmartin 09-26-2006 08:50 PM

##slackware channel on Freenode
I just tried to jump on the ##slackware channel on Freenode and it says I'm banned (nick = uslacker). Anyone on this forum frequent the channnel? Any idea what's going on? (I haven't been there in months and have never said more than 10 words. I can't imagine why I'd be I'm intentionally banned).


bl0tt0 09-27-2006 12:17 AM

were you registered on Freenode. If not, it's very possible that someone was using that nick and acting foolish on the channel. write to the ##slackware mods to see if you can get anything done about it.

stitchman 09-27-2006 05:14 AM

the bot also autobans if you try to join the channel using the root account on your box.

Michielvw 09-27-2006 07:29 AM

a quick look in the logfiles:


[27-09-2006][01:41] >> uslacker ( has joined ##slackware

[27-09-2006][01:41] << Kick for uslacker by slackboy from ##slackware [banned:It is very dangerous to IRC as root. Please return under a user account. You can create a user account with the adduser command. Once created, logout of root, login to your user account and return to the channel if you wish.]

1) so follow the instructions ..
2) register your nickname as outlined (see freenode website)

and you shouldn't have any problems joining ##slackware


jong357 09-27-2006 10:22 AM

Hmmmm..... Doesn't kick me when I'm root... :jawa:

Michielvw 09-27-2006 10:36 AM

it would depend on how your irc client is configured. As far as I am aware the bot is programmed to kick when the username (n=root) is root or the UID of root (n=0)

which is also what the kick/ban message sais ;)

jong357 09-27-2006 11:38 AM

Ahhhh...... Gotcha'. It is pretty silly to get on IRC as root. There is a high probability of some devious types hanging about...

gmartin 09-29-2006 06:22 PM

Interesting that using x-chat that was never an issue. I tried using Konversation...

##slackware is apparently not run by libertarians.

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