What do those G-line reasons mean?
On QuakeNet, when a user is G-Lined, the reason is always sent to the user. Below is an explanation of the G-Lines which get placed automatically by QuakeNet services, all other type of G-Lines are set manually: (note that all of the IDs are only for our internal use - asking about an ID gets you nowhere)
You (firstname.lastname@example.org) are infected with a trojan (Trojan name), see http://trojanscan.quakenet.org/1337 for details - banned for X hours.
If a host is identified by TrojanScan to be infected with malware which connects to QuakeNet, then the host is G-Lined. The reason usually contains useful information for cleaning your computer of the infection.
You are infected with a trojan, please clean your PC (ID: X).
This G-Line is placed for similar reasons as the above. The host has been identified to be infected by malware.
Open Proxy, see http://www.quakenet.org/openproxies.html - ID: X
When an open proxy is identified by ProxyScan, the host is glined with the above reason. This means the proxy is allowing connections from the internet, therefore any user on the internet can use it to connect to QuakeNet. Reconfigure the proxy so it does not allow clients on the internet to use it. More info about open proxies can be found here.
Reserved Nickname (ID: X)
This G-Line is placed when a user has used a nickname that closely resembles a service, or could be used to deceive users.
You have violated network rules, ID: X
If you are G-Lined with this reason, then someone on your current host has been breaking the network rules, and has been automatically G-Lined by S.
Too many clones from your host.
This means that you have connected too many clients from the host you are currently connecting from. On QuakeNet, 5 clones are allowed from each host before the host is automatically G-Lined. Users on trusted hosts are allowed to bypass this limit, and are entitled to connect as many clones as their trust permits. Other users who are on certain ISPs are only allowed to connect 2, or possibly 1 clone from their host. However, the excess connection will not result in a G-Line, the connect attempt will simply be refused.
Too many connections from your user.
This type of G-Line only occurs on trusted hosts. It means that too many clients have connected with the same ident and therefore the combination of ident and host has been G-Lined. The limit on the majority of trusts is 1 user per ident, however, this is not always the case.
Other help articles under General Help
- Can I join QuakeNet staff?
- Can I register my nickname?
- Can you give me flags on #channel?
- Contact information.
- Do you support IPv6?
- How do I add/remove someone on a channel?
- How do I link a server to QuakeNet?
- How do I register my channel?
- How do I set/unset channel/user modes?
- I am banned from a channel for no reason, why?
- I'm G/K-lined, what can I do?
- I own a channel - what are my responsibilities?
- I've banned a user, but he keeps on rejoining. What to do?
- I've lost my password!
- I want a channel but there is already someone in it. What can I do?
- My channel is G-lined, what can I do?
- My #channel is suspended/G-lined!
- Nobody has ops in my channel, what can I do?
- People are flooding me, what can I do?
- People are join/part flooding my channel, help!
- Someone has taken my nick.
- Someone is abusive towards me, what should I do?
- Someone took over our channel!
- There is only Q/someone on a channel, can I have that channel?
- What are IRC Operators?
- What are the official channels?
- What channel modes are available on QuakeNet?
- What do those G-line reasons mean?
- What do those quit messages mean?
- What do those symbols before channels in a WHOIS mean?
- What is a g/k-line?
- What is a 'mask'?
- What is a QuakeNet account?
- What is IRC? What is an IRC Network?
- What services does QuakeNet have for its users?
- What user modes are available on QuakeNet?
- Why can't I remove channel mode +d?
- Why can't I see people joining my channel?
- Why do I get error 'bad username' when I try to connect to QuakeNet?
- Why do I receive "Cannot send to channel"?
- Why should I use QuakeNet?