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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 04:54:09 pm »
OVH in europe offer 450Gbit DDoS protection for free on all servers , and it works well , but OVH support is another story

Sorry to dissapoint, but OVH is known to null-route very quickly.
Their DDoS protection is a joke and it definitely doesn't work well as apparently you're still null-routed if you have a 100mbps "DDoS" inc on your 2gbps connection.
"The attack was causing other machines to suffer from lag" was their response.
This was back in 2011 and they offered the same kind of stuff.
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2013, 02:55:12 am »
Hi Sir,

Was hoping if you could help me on this one.

We were playing at 10VS10 server and at the end of the Dead Center stage after the scores was shown suddenly everyone just go back to their main game menu.

This is the 2nd time I encountered this.

Whenever the error message 'invalid counterterrorist spawn point' appear in my server console this problem will happen.

http://i.imgur.com/SQtSAY5.png

What could be causing this error?

I'm using Force mission changer with sappy fix installed, L4DToolz and LEFT12DEAD.

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2013, 05:32:50 am »
I have a problem where the file is there but it isn't there. I had the frequently rename configs with numbers 2vs2 3vs3 to twotwo threethree for it to be read. Also happens to cvars sometimes when I copy and paste them in. Had to erase matchmode and type it all in. Using linux mint vm.
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2013, 05:56:07 am »
Ok this is getting really frustrating. In matchmode the line is there (hunters44) and it's not showing up. Everything else does.

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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2013, 07:48:17 am »
Hi Sir,

Was hoping if you could help me on this one.

We were playing at 10VS10 server and at the end of the Dead Center stage after the scores was shown suddenly everyone just go back to their main game menu.

This is the 2nd time I encountered this.

Whenever the error message 'invalid counterterrorist spawn point' appear in my server console this problem will happen.

http://i.imgur.com/SQtSAY5.png

What could be causing this error?

I'm using Force mission changer with sappy fix installed, L4DToolz and LEFT12DEAD.


The "error" you see isn't uncommon on server start-up, you're looking at the wrong data as this clearly shows that the server.cfg is being executed. The error lies somewhere else.

You're a bit unclear on what exactly happens when the server sends everyone back to lobby, does it only ever happen on Dead Center Finale? Does it happen half-time or after the game is finished?

I have a problem where the file is there but it isn't there. I had the frequently rename configs with numbers 2vs2 3vs3 to twotwo threethree for it to be read. Also happens to cvars sometimes when I copy and paste them in. Had to erase matchmode and type it all in. Using linux mint vm.

Ok this is getting really frustrating. In matchmode the line is there (hunters44) and it's not showing up. Everything else does.


This is not related to your Linux Distro, I'd say it's a bad case of corrupted or lacking files/permissions.
Are you uploading everything through (S)FTP after setting everything up locally?
If you want to make sure your matchmodes.txt is okay, have a look at Epi's Matchmode Config Generator here
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2013, 07:55:54 am »
Not just matchmodes it happens to other files with numbers in it. 1vs1 2vs2 3vs3. Also matchmodes is perfectly fine if it was missing anything it wouldn't load. Using linux on vmware. I would have to rename configs with numbers to like twotwo threethree etc. I'm thinking of reinstalling linux. If I am going to reinstall linux what distro would you recommend?

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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2013, 09:40:33 am »
Not just matchmodes it happens to other files with numbers in it. 1vs1 2vs2 3vs3. Also matchmodes is perfectly fine if it was missing anything it wouldn't load. Using linux on vmware. I would have to rename configs with numbers to like twotwo threethree etc. I'm thinking of reinstalling linux. If I am going to reinstall linux what distro would you recommend?

From what I recall the only issues I've ever seen with numbers in the name was when the folder/config started with a number, it's always best to do it at the end.

Debian 7 is the best one, hands down.
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2013, 10:19:56 am »
Why is debian the best? I googled debian 7 and I get a 'A so so distro not worth switching for' below. Also just moving the server files to the new distro wouldn't be a problem right?
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2013, 11:11:54 am »
I don't think there is any best or worst Linux distributions, unless either of these adjectives is succeeded by a contextual specification. As in, best for an ex-Windows user, best from LTS, stability or flexibility perspectives etc.
$10 says you aren't anywhere near a controlling position of the L4D3 scene in any continent when it happens.

Thing is he does what he wants, cause his able to and we are letting him do that. He abuses hes place and power in this community and people like me get banned for no reason. Only thing visor wants is more and more control so he can do what ever he wants.

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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2013, 11:18:46 am »
Why is debian the best? I googled debian 7 and I get a 'A so so distro not worth switching for' below. Also just moving the server files to the new distro wouldn't be a problem right?


There will always be haters, there's a difference between a justified opinion and one that has no arguments whatsoever.

http://www.debian.org/intro/why_debian :D
I've been running Debian 6 and now 7 for a year now and I've never had any complaints, everything is pretty easy to setup and configure (when needed), guides can be found everywhere.

As Visor pointed out, there's a lot of things that some distros really shine in.
For Debian that'd be flexibility, stability and easy-to-use.

It depends on how you set things over, but hey you can always make it a copy-paste back-up kind of thing. :)
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2013, 11:42:14 am »
The "error" you see isn't uncommon on server start-up, you're looking at the wrong data as this clearly shows that the server.cfg is being executed. The error lies somewhere else.

You're a bit unclear on what exactly happens when the server sends everyone back to lobby, does it only ever happen on Dead Center Finale? Does it happen half-time or after the game is finished? here


Now I recalled, the previous time it happened also at Dead Center map but is during the final stage. This time round is only at the alarm stage where players need to rush up and turn off the alarm.

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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2013, 12:59:25 pm »
Why is debian the best? I googled debian 7 and I get a 'A so so distro not worth switching for' below. Also just moving the server files to the new distro wouldn't be a problem right?

I checked out that review and it is pretty poorly done.  The few points he makes seem to be: he doesn't like GNOME 3, he couldn't find his wireless drivers, an "aging" kernel, not a huge selection of software in the repo, and not having enough software pre-installed.

The first point doesn't matter since you shouldn't be installing a desktop environment on a server.  (And for anyone that wants to argue this, you can easily replace GNOME 3 with something you like).  The wireless drivers are likely because Debian disables the non-free/contrib repositories by default so if the driver relies on any non-free software, you must enable the correct repo(s).  A non-issue since most non-obscure server hardware will be well supported, as will any virtual hardware in a virtual machine.  The "aging" kernel isn't aging at all, it is a longterm support kernel that was last updated a bit over a month ago (https://www.kernel.org/, 3.2.50 at the time of this post).  Debian usually has their own patches they apply as well.  The goal is to give you the important new features but not give up any stability.  Exactly what you want on a server.  Enabling the contrib/non-free repos fixes not having a huge selection of software if you can't find what you need in the free repos.  And finally, not having a ton of bloat initially is great for a server.  No background services to disable, just set up what you need and nothing more.

(Non-free doesn't mean it costs money, it means it doesn't fit FSF's definition of free software, which essentially is software that you can edit and redistribute (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software, https://www.fsf.org/))

tl;dr: the author of that review didn't consider the demographic that Debian is aiming at, people that want a distro that is very stable or offers maximum freedom with the software.
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Re: L4D2 Server Guide (VPS/Dedicated Machine)
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2013, 10:03:53 am »
This distro was tiring... I found it lacking lots of dependencies. Trying to fix ./steamcmd.sh not being found. apt-get install ia32-libs 7-8 dependencies.... Spent alot of time going through the internet why i couldn't find some software.. Turned out to be sources.list missing some deb... Not happy :(
This was 7.1 stable.

I'm going to use another distro and i'll start on debian again when i have lots of free time.
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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2013, 11:52:41 am »
This distro was tiring... I found it lacking lots of dependencies. Trying to fix ./steamcmd.sh not being found. apt-get install ia32-libs 7-8 dependencies.... Spent alot of time going through the internet why i couldn't find some software.. Turned out to be sources.list missing some deb... Not happy :(
This was 7.1 stable.

I'm going to use another distro and i'll start on debian again when i have lots of free time.

This is not due to a missing deb.

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dpkg --add-architecture i386 # enable multi-arch
apt-get update
apt-get install libc6:i386 # install base 32bit libraries
apt-get install lib32z1

This will resolve all your issues and only takes less than a minute!
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Re: L4D2 Server Guide (VPS/Dedicated Machine)
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2013, 05:31:01 pm »
What do you do when you finish installing debian (commands etc)?

 

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