Requirements for host/network providers
- A documented and effective usage policy that forbids abuse
- A known, valid, and active point of contact (email/web form/IRC presence) for abuse reports
- An active administration team
If a host or network provider is being used by users causing a problem within the Ubuntu IRC Core channels and these requirements are not present or active, a blanket ban may be placed across the Ubuntu IRC Core channels.
What to do if your host or network is banned
If you are using a host or network provider that is banned from the Ubuntu IRC Core channels it is possible to have this ban removed. The following information may help.
If you are aware of your host or network provider not meeting the requirements needed to gain access to the Ubuntu Core IRC channels, contact your host or network provider and make them aware of the problem and request they implement a change to meet the requirements.
If you are using a host or network provider that is banned from the Ubuntu Core IRC channels but you are not sure why, join the channel #ubuntu-ops on the freenode network, and one of the Ubuntu Core channel operators will be able to help explain why your host or network provider is banned.
If you are using a host or network provider that is banned from the Ubuntu Core IRC channels and you cannot get them to comply or meet the needed requirements to have the ban removed you will need to change host or network provider.
Note to Ubuntu IRC operators
If you set a ban on a shell or network provider, a detailed note in the bantracker must be placed against the ban explaining the requirements that are not met. In addition, inform the IRC Council about your action immediately.