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Post by mathiaz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:52 pm

Hi,

I set up a server, bzh.freemyip.com:5154.
I can join it with my client if i tell his name.
But i don t see it in the server list.
I watch the configuration 3 times, no problem. And it is the same than an already working server.

So is there a network problem?
My server only listen on port 5154 udp and tcp.
That s all.

Any suggestion?

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Post by trpted » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:02 pm

#1 See https://wiki.bzflag.org/Public_Server where it says Verifying a Public Server and to where it clearly says
As long as you are not seeing "private" server anywhere, you should be broadcasting to the world. This may not necessarily mean it is passing your firewall.
#2 See https://wiki.bzflag.org/Creating_a_server where it says Getting your server on the public list and to where it clearly says
notice the "Player [0]" lines. This indicates that the list server connected back and then disconnected. If you don't see this then it is likely that your server is firewalled and the list server is unable to connect back and so will not list your server.
#3 If you discover that your server is firewalled:

a) Please say so. For example:
The issue is that I am firewalled
b) What is the brand and model of your modem?

For example my modem is the ARRIS / Motorola SB6141.

#4 Regardless if you discover that the issue is (or the issue is not) that your server is firewalled:

a) What software firewall is on your computer?

For example the built firewall in Windows 7.

b) What is the brand and model of your NAT router?

For example the Linksys E4200 hardware version one.

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Post by mathiaz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm

Thanks,

In the debug log i have this suspect line:

File transfer terminated with error from libcurl 60 : server certificate verification failed. CAfile: none CRLfile: none

It seems a certificat error.
It s a minimalistic installation, i think it miss a certificat package.
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Post by mathiaz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Running a public server with the following settings:
public address is bzh.freemyip.com:5154
Loaded master ban list from https://www.bzflag.org/master-bans.txt
listening on 0.0.0.0:5154
with title of "Tomato CTF - WALLS"
Player [0] accept() from 86.253.106.163:48348 on 5
Player mathiaz [0] has joined from 86.253.106.163 at 2020-02-22 20:28:16 with token "438328967"

So after installing openssl and ca-certificates everything seems ok.
It claims to be public, i can connect on it from remote client.
But still not in server list ...
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Post by tainn » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:02 pm

I tried connecting to bzh.freemyip.com:5154 through the client right now and am getting an error. Also I get no response when trying to ping 185.183.62.241.

Is the server supposed to be still up?

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Post by mathiaz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:09 pm

It was down.
I start it now.
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Post by mathiaz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:10 pm

I suppose that it s a firewall issue, but i have no idea what to open.
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Post by tainn » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:24 pm

I just connected to your server fine, but some aspects aren't up and running, such as the global authentication system.

Have you set up the key of your server auth?

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Post by Zehra » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:35 am

@mathiaz
Alright, I'm assuming the following has been done.
1. A new list key has been requested for the specified domain.
2. The '-publictitle' and '-publickey' and '-publicaddr' options have been properly specified.
3. Proper networking is done. (Such as port forwarding if needed.)

If a new key has not been requested, you should do so now for the domain you wish to use.
(List keys are tied to a specific domain or IP, so simply switching the domain will not work.)

If an incorrect or invalid key is entered, the server will not be publicly listed and no global authentication will occur.
(You may also wish to check and review server configurations as well, specifically '-publickey' and '-publicaddr' should be reviewed.)
(Also, check if you may be using the "-advertise" option for listing it to specific global groups, however this does not explain the lack of authentication which would come from another issue.)

If the publictitle is blank, the server will not have a name.(However, I assume since global authentication has not occurred, this is not the issue.)

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Re: servers list publicaton

Post by mathiaz » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:03 am

Hi,

Thanks for the answers.
'-publictitle' and '-publickey' and '-publicaddr' were ok.

Propernet working..., I may need to have more detail informations, port to open.
For now it only listen on 5154 udp/tcp.
The output are filtred to.

I will request for a new publickey for this new host.

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Post by trpted » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Based upon your post(s) and the post of others (like tainn's last post in this thread) I suspect it issue is with the public key. It is a good idea to request a new key for that new host.

Regardless if that does or does not solve the issue, please post.

Thank you

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Post by mathiaz » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:21 am

Yes it works with a new publickey. it s links to the hostname.
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Post by trpted » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:47 pm

I am glad that you got your server issue fixed. :)

However when after I pressed O: /lagstats worked

and /report, /clientquery, /flaghistory and /idlestats failed: :(

Note I did not try to log-in as admin.

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Post by Zehra » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:05 am

Glad to see the feedback and suggestions worked.
One thing which I did notice, is that the "showMotto" permission has not been enabled.
This might have not been intentional, as previously the display of user mottoes were tied to the chat permission, but this has changed in recent versions of BZFS.
(If any additional help is needed, feel free to contact me by private message or by opening a forum thread.)

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