I just started to get this same message from the IRC system myself. I doubt this is related in any way to our accounts, it's the IP address blocks being assigned by DHCP. I have been an active user of IRC for 9yrs now and have never been banned. I can switch to my dialup system and connect to IRC just fine. There is a proceedure to clear the flag on the IP, but why bother when a different one will be assigned that still has the issue. I think Hughesnet needs to contact these people and get to the bottom of the issue.
This is my error from today:
You are banned from this server- You have a host listed in the DroneBL. For more information, visit frontend1.dronebl.org/lookup_branded.do?ip=188.8.131.52 Please contact email@example.com with questions. (2015/3/1 20.43) * Closing Link: 184.108.40.206 (K-Lined) * Disconnected (Remote host closed socket).
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Good article. I agree with the importance of protection and the real-time updates. A lot of people hate Norton but I've used it for more than 20 years and have never had an infection of any sort. It costs money but you get what you pay for. It also may use more computer resources but my solution to that is use a bigger hammer.