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  -banfile filename.txt
 
  -banfile filename.txt
 
to the [[BZFS]] [[BZFS Command Line Options|configuration]].
 
to the [[BZFS]] [[BZFS Command Line Options|configuration]].
 
==Banning Players==
 
Before banning a player, it is advisable to warn them either verbally or use a slash command such as ''/kick'' or ''/kill''. A ban may not always be necessary, and should be used as a last resort. Some server owners recommend a "''warn, kick, shortban, ban''" method to deal with troublesome players. While others just skip the warnings, because they often do not correct the problem or only stop it temporarily, and send a stronger message using a "kick then ban" strategy. And still others use a "warn/ban" strategy.
 
 
A server administrator would ban a player by either:
 
*using the /ban command in an in-game chat window ''or''
 
*editing the file while the server is off
 
Server administrators can also load the ''serverControl'' plugin that reloads a specified banfile every few seconds.
 
 
The administrator may specify a duration for the ban, or ban a player indefinitely. A reason for the ban may also be specified, which will be used for reference in server logs and sent to the player.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[BZFS]]
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* [[BZFS]]
 
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* [[BZFS Command Line Options]]
[[BZFS Command Line Options]]
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* [[Creating_A_Server#Good_Administration|Good Server Administration]]
 
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* [[Slash Commands]]
[[Creating_A_Server#Good_Administration|Good Server Administration]]
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* [[Known Cheats]]
 
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* [[Ban]]
[[Slash Commands]]
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* [[How To Ban]]
 
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[[Known Cheats]]
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Revision as of 21:00, 26 September 2010

The banfile is a file in which a list of banned player accounts and IP addresses are saved. Server administrators may issue bans to players who use foul language, Team Kill, use a cheat client or who behave inappropriately or against the spirit of the game.

Creating a Banfile

A server administrator wishing to use a banfile (eg: filename.txt) would add:

-banfile filename.txt

to the BZFS configuration.

See also