I'd like to have a Minecraft server where a user can only spawn once and when they die they get booted from the server. I know I can use white-list.txt to only allow a specific user on at a time, but I'm unsure how to detect that a user has died and drop their connection. How would you go about doing this?

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    Are you seriously looking to create a Hardcore Server for Minecraft!? Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 0:48
  • @LessPop - There are already plenty of Hardcore MC servers out there, just Google it. Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 1:13
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With this plugin for bukkit -> Exile v2.0 - Banish from the server or world on death!

You can set a timer on how long they can be banned before they can come back to the server or set it to eternity.

  • I haven't had a chance to test this, but I'll accept it since it's the only answer after a couple days, and it's highly rated. Thanks for your help! Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 2:02

You can do this in a vanilla server now by setting this line in server.properties:


This will auto-ban anyone who dies on the server.

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