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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:16 am

How could someone deliberately do this?
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Post by RPG » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:36 am

There's always a way, you could hack the cilent or something, have it report invalid ID's....

But why all the work for such a little effect?

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Post by MonsterMan++ » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:51 am

I have seen thing like: [SERVER]:<UNKNOWN> has left :|
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Post by tw1sted » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:22 pm

MonsterMan++ wrote:I have seen thing like: [SERVER]:<UNKNOWN> has left :|
someone had the callsign (UNKNOWN) in that case

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Post by Tanner » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:41 pm

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MonsterMan++ wrote:I have seen thing like: [SERVER]:<UNKNOWN> has left :|
someone had the callsign (UNKNOWN) in that case
Recently, I've seen someone using the registered callsign (UNKNOWN), but I don't think this and that are connected.

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Post by A Meteorite » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:41 pm

I found out that people that know how to use this to their advantage can really depopularize a server.

Recently, I banned someone and instead of taking it like he should of he started spamming using "(UNKNOWN)" - he would keep saying "Unban me now, Meteorite!" or something like that all before he got rejected by the server for being banned (apparently he used hot keys).

I propose that the client cannot send any commands, text, etc until he has been accepted by the server (controlled at the server level).
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Post by Saber » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:42 pm

sometime i can see
[...] rampage/killing spree/unstopable reign was stopped by UNKNOWN. how is it possible?
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Post by Theme97 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:02 pm

UNKNOWN is a world weapon, in this case. L4m3r will release a new version of playHistoryTracker sometime in the far future, it will just say "Saber's rampage was stopped."
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Post by the obvious trap » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:19 am

Theme97 wrote:UNKNOWN is a world weapon, in this case. L4m3r will release a new version of playHistoryTracker sometime in the far future, it will just say "Saber's rampage was stopped."
what about "Saber's rampage was stopped by World Weapon"?
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Post by MonsterMan++ » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:54 am

I think I might of done it today...I was kicked of for lag just before I shot someone...at least I think I shot them :?
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Post by MonsterMan++ » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:57 am

(UNKNOWN) has never been a world weapon it just says "L4m3r's rampage was stopped by World Weapon"
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Post by Theme97 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:05 am

MonsterMan++ wrote:(UNKNOWN) has never been a world weapon it just says "L4m3r's rampage was stopped by World Weapon"
Uh, it's unknown on my server.
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Post by BinarySpike » Thu May 25, 2006 4:57 pm

Ok to clear things up... TD-Linux was wrong, (UNKNOWN) appears in text when the MsgMessage was from an unknown IP address (meaning didn't belong to any players)

Meaning if I made a command like

/outMsg <servername> <message>

I could make (UNKNOWN) appear...

and* slots aren't used for identification for non-admin--to--non-admin...

and slots can be found out by anybody, just /msg # text

and it will show in the infobox who you messaged...
(tested on lasermania... slayer++ wondered how I knew the slots of most everybody :-P)

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Post by MonsterMan++ » Fri May 26, 2006 4:02 am

Thanks for clearing this all up then. That might not be the whole story but it sounds just about right. 8)
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