The ERR_NOPRIVILEGES (481) numeric is sent to users who try to do an oper-only action, but fail because they aren’t an IRC operator.

:server 481 <nick> :Permission denied - You are not an IRC operator
  • <nick>: Nickname of the user.

The final parameter’s text is human-readable and may vary, but the message is typically something like the above.


C: KILL george :Your behavior is not conducive to the desired environment.
S: 481 dan :Permission denied- You're not an IRC operator

An example of an oper-only action being rejected.


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Latest change: 14 July 2020.