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Emblem-important.png This function is deprecated. This means that its use is discouraged and that it might not exist in future versions, but there should be a more generic way to perform what it does.

Please use removeBan

This function will unban the specified IP.


bool unbanIP ( string ipToUnban, [player unbanningPlayer = nil] )         

Required Arguments

  • ipToUnban: The IP that should be unbanned.

Optional Arguments

NOTE: When using optional arguments, you might need to supply all arguments before the one you wish to use. For more information on optional arguments, see optional arguments.

  • unbanningPlayer: The player who is unbanning the IP. Defaults to nil, meaning no one.


Returns true if the unban was successful, false otherwise.


This example adds a unbanip command for only admins to use (uses a ACL permission check).

addCommandHandler( "unbanip", -- add a command handler to command 'unbanip'
   function ( thePlayer, command, ip )
      if ( hasObjectPermissionTo ( thePlayer, "command.unbanip", false ) ) then -- check if the player has access to the command (specified in ACL)
         if not ip then outputChatBox( "No IP specified.", thePlayer ) return end -- if no IP was specified, abort command
         if not findpattern( ip, '[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+', 1 ) then outputChatBox( "Given IP is not valid.", thePlayer ) return end -- if IP is not in correct format, abort command
         local success = unbanIP( ip, thePlayer ) -- see whether the function was a success
         if success then
            outputChatBox( "IP " .. ip .. " succesfully unbanned!", thePlayer ) -- if it was, tell that to player
            outputChatBox( "Unbanning IP " .. ip .. " failed!", thePlayer ) -- if it wasn't, tell that to player
         outputChatBox( "You have no permission to use this command.", thePlayer ) -- tell player that he hasn't got right permission

-- specify the findpattern function used in the command handler
function findpattern(text, pattern, start)
	local found = string.find(text, pattern, start)
	if found ~= nil then
		return string.gsub(text, found)
	else return nil end

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