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by musculargenius
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

Is this because I'm not running bzfs as root? Never run bzfs (or any other server within possible) as the root user due to security risks. I'm just trying to make the best servers possible, to be a good bzflag steward/citizen. Good for that! Just in case: Compiling on Linux - Help for Beginners (an...
by musculargenius
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: hard linking banfile for multi-server bans?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: hard linking banfile for multi-server bans?

Similar question: does reportfile get accessed using flock() ?? Safe IO or risk of truncate on race condition if two servers share the file and a /report is made simultaneously?
by musculargenius
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: hard linking banfile for multi-server bans?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

hard linking banfile for multi-server bans?

Could I create a single banfile and just hard link to it in other directories so that other bzfs servers see the same changes (because the hardlinks are pointing back to the original)? Or can you just use the same banfile for all servers without locking issues or race conditions? Thanks...
by musculargenius
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

blast wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 pm
I use 270 for lag warn and 15 for jitter warn. I also have a packet loss warn/drop on my servers.

-packetlosswarn 2
-packetlossdrop 3
i just noticed this option! Thanks for the suggestion. Will use the same settings =)
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

Why do you feel it's excessive? Because it's too aggressive in your opinion, or not aggressive enough? I know that some folks playing from around the world have varying levels of lag and jitter and it isn't something they can control if their connection isn't that great. I'm looking to strike a hea...
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

ok that was it! the bzflag server that comes packaged with debian 9 (latest stable release) has issues. I compiled my own bzfs and plugins from source and they load just fine. The mystery is solved. Thanks for playing!
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

ok... seeing more of what's going on. the plugins that came with the server package on Debian 9 don't appear to be compatible with the bzfs server they shipped with. Running bzfs with -ddd yielded this extra insight: Jul 03 12:48:15 waki bzflagserver01[25577]: Plugin: chathistory found but does not ...
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

I should clarify that I've tried all forms of -loadplugin -- all with the same results -loadplugin chathistory # FAILS -loadplugin chathistory.so # FAILS -loadplugin /usr/lib/bzflag-server/chathistory.so # FAILS ...as well as all of the above 'in quotes' (as in -loadplugin 'chathistory', etc, etc) T...
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

How can I troubleshoot this error? Seems I'm unable to load plugins. Is this because I'm not running bzfs as root? Looks like all plugin .so files are 0644 so I don't see why it's a problem... WARNING: unable to load the plugin; chathistory WARNING: unable to load the plugin; autoFlagReset Sorry if ...
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

taking a closer look, it seems like -lagwarn 400 is fair. i think i'll put out a map for both high and low lag. it bothers me that users on 'high lag' servers brag about cheating and flaunt it with the attitude that 'because I can do it, that makes it fair'
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

Could anyone recommended some settings for jitter and lag? -lagwarn 400 (may be excessive, but this is my preferred threshold) -lagdrop 3 -jitterwarn 20 -jitterdrop 3 Why do you feel it's excessive? Because it's too aggressive in your opinion, or not aggressive enough? I know that some folks playin...
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

Could anyone recommended some settings for jitter and lag?
by musculargenius
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Plug-in and bzfs settings security
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Plug-in and bzfs settings security

GOOD TO KNOW! And glad I put my bzfs servers on their own dedicated host.
by musculargenius
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Plug-in and bzfs settings security
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Plug-in and bzfs settings security

Are there any plugins that create security issues? Are there any particular server settings for bzfs that create security issues for the host operating system? I'm trying to evaluate the whether or not it's worth the time and effort required to isolate individual bzfs maps into separate Linux contai...
by musculargenius
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Need help with wings and mines
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Need help with wings and mines

If you use the current set up at bzflag.networkspeedy.com it doesn't seem like wings work as they should. You only get one jump and then you don't stay in the air. I'm told this is something that can be changed from the server side but I am not sure. Any advice? Something else that's been requested ...
by musculargenius
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Request Global Permission Groups here
Replies: 338
Views: 74989

Re: Request Global Permission Groups here

Thank you blast! I got the "founder" concept from the wiki about global groups.

I'm also using the ATRIXNET.* groups, so thanks for keeping them around!
by musculargenius
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

Thanks, blast!!
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: server admin best practices?

Thanks! I appreciate your insight. And for whatever it's worth, I LOVE BZFLAG! :-)
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Request Global Permission Groups here
Replies: 338
Views: 74989

Re: Request Global Permission Groups here

Requesting the following groups for networkspeedy.com server(s)...


NETWORKSPEEDY.OWNER
NETWORKSPEEDY.ADMIN
NETWORKSPEEDY.COPS
NETWORKSPEEDY.WHITELIST
NETWORKSPEEDY.HIDDEN

For all groups, kierra is the leader, and I am the founder. Kierra can then follow up and add members to these groups.
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

server admin best practices?

Just set up a new server at bzflag.networkspeedy.com Need to know what are current server administration best practices? What options should a good server be running with? What things should a good server owner do? In the spirit of the questions above, I am thinking I should probably set up some glo...
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: need server key - new server
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: need server key - new server

Zehra wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:27 am
For list key, referencing these two threads: Public Key for Server - Request page broken and in Obtaining a key
Zehra wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:25 pm
You might want to try contacting blast for a list key.
As for global groups....(snipped)
Thanks, that was immensely helpful!
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: need server key - new server
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: need server key - new server

Welcome back, altrixnet! Been a long time - Good to see you back hosting! Wow! Didn't think anyone would remember me. It's been a good long time. The cloud instance I'm running the new bzflag server on gets a certain amount of bandwidth per month (basically all VPS or even bare metal dedicated serv...
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: need server key - new server
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: need server key - new server

oh, and in case you were wondering why the new username - this is the new callsign used by my son who will be the server admin. He's all grown up now.
by musculargenius
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: need server key - new server
Replies: 5
Views: 619

need server key - new server

Been a while since I was running a server. Just set up a new one and need a key. Could I get a key and some tips on enabling global groups? I used to run the atrixnet server, but ran out of time to admin it. Now I have the time and resources to do it again, and would enjoy the chance to register my ...