Banlist.txt

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The proper title of this article is banlist.txt, but differs from the actual name due to technical limitations.

The banlist.txt file stores the IP addresses of people banned from a server.

Loading/saving/editing

The banlist.txt file is loaded only when the server starts, and saved only when the server performs a clean exit (IE: doesn't crash). Editing of the banlist.txt file in an external editor should only be done when the server is not running.

IPs can be entered in two ways. The first is a single IP. This is simply any IP, like 123.123.123.251. It is also possible to ban all players from a given range, like the following:

  • 123.123.*
  • 252.*

Bans from the console

  • Banning a player at the console is simple. You can ban by their name as follows:
] ban "IMACHEATER"
Banning player: IMACHEATER
  • For players who use a name that is either too difficult or impossible to type, you can obtain and ban an IP as follows:
] info
============================================
Level name: ctf02.rfl
Level time: 0 days, 0h 24m 42s
Framerate / FPS: 0.009 / 114
============================================
Clients (ping) -------------
"MegaPro" (37) (12.34.56.78)
"Wallhacker!" (88) (56.78.23.11)
] ban_ip 56.78.23.11
Kicking player: 56.78.23.11
Banning player: 56.78.23.11
] _
  • If a player keeps coming back with just a slightly different IP, you can rangeban as follows:
] info
============================================
Level name: ctf02.rfl
Level time: 0 days, 0h 24m 42s
Framerate / FPS: 0.009 / 114
============================================
Clients (ping) -------------
"MegaPro" (37) (12.34.56.78)
"Wallhacker!" (72) (56.78.23.66)
] ban_ip "56.78.*"
Kicking player: 56.78.*
Banning player: 56.78.*
] _

NOTE: In every version of Red Faction other than Pure Faction, banning from the console will sometimes crash the server.