If you’re a channel or network/server operator, and received abuse from one of these addresses:
- gateway/shell/suchznc/x-* (freenode)
Abuse from our ZNC service is relatively simple to handle, without causing disruption to legitimate users by banning the ZNC altogether. On identd-checking IRC networks such as freenode, all of our users on the ZNC server has a permanent ident, which is impossible to change, making ban evasions extremely difficult.
For channel operators, banning the abuser’s ident will be sufficient, or banning in a ident@host format. For freenode, just ban the abuser’s ident.
For IRC operators, a network/server-wide banning of their ident@host is sufficient.
Also, if you want to take things a step further, consider reporting the user to our IRC channel, #SuchZNC @ freenode, with logs, and the user’s ident. You can also send an email to email@example.com, (and preferable, but not required) add the title [Abuse Report].