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odigo
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« on: April 17, 2008, 08:51:51 PM »

Is banning users even possible in OA?  I put in the rcon password, and proceed to do /rcon status to find the player ID number.  Then /rcon banClient <client #> and I get the error "unable to ban user due to lack of authorizing server" or something like that.  What is the issue here?  Do I need to put another line in the server config with this 'authorizing server' or is there such a server?

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pikaunforgiven
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 09:32:59 PM »

if i remember correctly from q3, banclient is only to ban the cd key of the client. what you want is /rcon addip #.#.#.#  with the #.#.#.# of course being the ip or ip range (not sure if that works in OA, i know ranges supposedly didnt work in q3). i know some q3 mods allow you to ban ranges by omitting the last octet or two, but like i said, no idea what OA is capable of.

/rcon removeip is of course to remove an ip from the list, and /rcon g_banips lists the banned ip's.
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odigo
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:04:52 AM »

Alright thanks a lot, I'll give that a try.  Would I then need g_filterBanIPs "1" in the config, or will /rcon addip *.*.*.* take care of it

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 09:20:22 AM »

You will need both of them. Remember that some players are not using static IP's so, its better if u use both commands.
So, when I used to host my server I applied both commands and that worked fine to <<ME>>.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 10:08:20 AM »

generally to get rid of people who have dynamic ip's you just ban their range, then after a few weeks unban it so other people with the same range can connect again. rarely do troublemakers attack the same server twice in a long timespan, they usually move on after a week or so.

also, unfortunately since OA doesnt need a cd key of any sort so doesnt have an authorizing server, more malicious people can still get around ip bans with a proxy. even if it did have an authorizing server it wouldnt stop people from making a keygen Sad  just keep that sort of stuff in mind when you ban people.
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