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How do online games send UDP packets across the internet?

How do online multiplayer games which use UDP get the packets delivered between networks over the internet? From what I understand, clients would have to enable port forwarding on their routers in ...
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Strange game server logs during crash

I've been analyzing reasons of crashes of my game server. First of all I see strange strings logged during the crash, can you tell me in details if it's a system issue or a web attack? Keep in mind ...
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How do I connect a subdomain to a custom gameserver through DNS or some other means [closed]

So, me and a friend built a custom gameserver in java. This gameserver listens for HTTP and TCP messages from a specific ip / port given to it (Either localhost or the device's external IP address for ...
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How to have systemctl track the spawned process of a script?

As a followup to one of my previous posts, I'm using systemd to run a GMod server on Ubuntu 18.04. My systemd script looks like this: [Unit] Description=Gmod Server After=network.target [Service] ...
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Multiple CSGO servers with each a unique IP assigning to one domain

I got some CSGO servers up and running using LGSM. I am trying to assign a sub domain (s1, s2, s3 etc.) to each gameserver but only s1.domain.com can be found in the Serverlist. To achieve this each ...
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How to manage hardware resources efficiently in a cloud gaming service?

I am creating this small cloud gaming service (GeforceNow wannabe) which is powered by windows 10 Pro and VMWware. All other aspect of it is taken care of, Like streaming and data compression and etc. ...
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iptables: setting specific rules to IP aliases

We run several game servers all using one port with the use of IP Aliasing, the game servers bind to a specific aliased IP that belongs to the main dedicated server. I've setup netplan already and it ...
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How to test network / internet stability

Short explanation: One of our computers keeps disconnecting randomly in steam. We run an arcade with several identical computers in the same wired LAN. Most used games are from steam - or in steam. It ...
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Allocating Game Servers Across Dedicated Servers

I run a small game server hosting business for a niche game, and I rent dedicated servers to keep costs down, each of which runs many game server instances. Game servers can be created and deleted at ...
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Possible causes for a single throttled UDP port

I am running a quake 3 engine based game server (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory) on Ubuntu 16.04 and I've ran into a fairly puzzling issue. A week ago players started having issues when connecting to ...
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My dedicated server won't startup

I tried almost everything (I am with soyoustart) but it just won't boot, I got this message from the soyoustart team, they won't help me since it's software related. (dedicated server is used for game ...
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Isolating game server instances on a single linux machine

Beloved community of StackExchange, I'm in need of your help. I'm trying to come up with the most efficient way to isolate game server instances on a single box. For now the setup includes a debian ...
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Troubleshooting packetloss

I currently own a couple of CS:GO gameservers which are hosted in Germany (hetzner). Recently (for the past weeks) some people have been getting weird lags (getting slightly teleported back, some of ...
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JVM memory in smartfoxserver

We have developed a multiplayer game using smartfoxserver as gameserver. I've setup a Ubuntu Instance 14.10 LTS in AWS with 2 Core 8GB Ram for only gameserver. But when I log into SFS admin. It says ...
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HaProxy TCP Subdomains

global log 127.0.0.1 local2 chroot /var/lib/haproxy pidfile /var/run/haproxy.pid maxconn 4500 user haproxy group ...
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Cater to multiple countries? [closed]

I run a game server off a linux machine with a single IP address masked by a proxy. The box is located in an LA datacenter, and for players in some other countries, they experience a high ping ...
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Using multiple IPs on one machine for web and game server

We are looking to host a game server. The game we are going to be setting up a server for is subject to DDoS from other servers, players, etc. Many other server and administrators have pointed out ...
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Proxying TCP by hostname

I've got multiple game servers TCP ports on my single host machine. The goal is to have users be able to connect to server1.domain.net and have their directed based on that subdomain. My first ...
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TCP Python Server

I have a question regarding connection reliability running a tcp server from an ec2 instance. We are currently serving mobile customers around the world from the Oregon region using a c3.4xl ec2 ...
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Left 4 Dead 2 dedicated server Steam authentication problems [closed]

I'm running a game dedicated server for the Valve game Left 4 Dead 2 on my housed root server. I had one running for years back when I was still running Debian Squeeze (6, oldstable, x86_64) on my ...
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Ubuntu Server / IpTables / Port Forwarding / NAT

I got referred here from StackOverflow. I'm using IpTables to forward an incoming port on one server to an external server (not on LAN) and the same port. The problem I'm having is that I have to use ...
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Is using a single VPS for hosting both websites and games ok?

I'm planning on getting a VPS to host websites that I develop for clients, but I also am thinking about leasing out some of its resources for hosting a game. Hopefully having a heftier server with ...
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HaProxy for game servers, what's wrong with my configuration?

I host a website with a game client that uses TCP for connections. I am currently looking for a way to proxy my connections from one server to my origin server. I have tested Iptables forwarding and I ...
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Setting up SRV records for a Minecraft server

I have a Minecraft server listening on port 25566, and I'm trying to set up an SRV record on my domain so you can access that game server by just typing the IP address: play.example.com. After many ...
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Should I put the OS of a game server (Minecraft) onto an SSD? [closed]

So, I plan on deploying Minecraft servers. Now, typically for consumers, putting your OS onto an SSD is a smart decision - boot up times are a lot faster. For a server environment though, I couldn't ...
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How to make this multiplayer flash game publicly available? [closed]

I have made a ActionScript 3.0 Flash game and implemented multiplayer functionality using SmartFoxServer. Now I want to put this game on my website which is hosted on 000webhost. My game works ...
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Minecraft DNS SRV record correct setup

I am trying to setup DNS SRV records on my domain so that my players are able to connect without entering the IP address and port of my Minecraft server. I've successfully created an A record and it'...
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How does one set a dedicated IP address to a minecraft server on Windows Server 2008 R2? [closed]

So I bought a dedicated server from staminus.net just for running a Minecraft server. On Minecraft, the default port is 25565. I am wondering how one makes it so that there is no port on the IP ...
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Dos/ Flood Lag even though Port not Saturated

My GameServers had been under some UDP Floods due to which they generated outputs to the attacker which gave the GameServers some huge lags. Thanks to friends at ServerFault that upon different kind ...
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Accessing a Python server from Flash

I have a problem that has been breaking my head for over a week! I have a Flash game that works under Python. The game works fine from localhost, but doesn't work if someone tries to play it from ...
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Setup a good game servers? [closed]

I have a very bad experience in setting up a game server. My fail experience was that I put all the servers into one (mail, database, game and web server). In the end, mail server did not handle mails ...
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Hosting a UDP Server

How do I host a UDP server for free or cheap? I can't afford to actually buy or rent a physical server. I have a prototype server application written in C#, and I can probably rewrite it in any ...
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Q9650 vs. i7-870 for Server

One of our dedicated machines we use for hosting in London has exceeded the CPU usage, so I contacted the datacenter last week for a quote on an upgrade. We are hosting game servers, and most of these ...
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Is running my Unreal Tournament server like this slower than it has to be?

Unreal Tournament 2004 is an old game, and it does not run on a new server. I was said to run the server like this. LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/archive/gcc3 ./ucc-bin server BR-Serenity?game=XGame....
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File permissions kicking my butt

I am trying to setup a Minecraft server, and I decided to run the server on a limited user, who only has access to the Minecraft server directory. I couldn't get the user to have permission, even ...
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How do I use crontab to start a screen session?

I want to create a crontab entry so that it starts screen, starts a gameserver and detaches. This is for in case the server is rebooted and I want it to automatically start this for me. 0 0 0 0 0 (...
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What is more important with a gaming dedicated server the processor or RAM? [closed]

I am just wondering what is more important for a dedicated server that will be running game servers (such as Minecraft, CS, Battlefield, etc) the processor or RAM? or does it change depending on the ...
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What's the best server infrastructure for real-time games?

I'm developing a Real-Time game which should hold thousands of players in real-time. What would be the best server structure for this? My idea was using 2 server clusters - one for the Server End (...
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Any ideas about securing a Windows 2003 enterprise X64 gameserver?

I have a MUonline (link) gameserver running on Windows 2003 enterprise X64. I had a website running there too. I do not know much about security here so I'm asking for some tips or tutorials you know ...
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How can I force GNU Screen to flush its logfile?

I am using Screen like this: screen -L -dm -S session1 -c "./game_server -options" to wrap around game servers. I log their output to a file and can send them input with: screen -r session1 -p0 -X "...
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Preventing Denial of Service Attacks

What's the most effecient way to prevent DoS attacks for game servers? Currently I do something like this: iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 27015 -m length --length 28 -j DROP Is it the best way?
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Advantage of using a smartfox server

we are trying to outsource the server side of our game applicaton to someone. They recommend using http://www.smartfoxserver.com/ instead of our traditional php/mysql combination. Our game is in ...
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Log Server Packets

Hey, Some script kiddies are crashing my clients' game servers (that are based on Linux). In order to serve the best service, I'm looking for a way to find what packets does the crashers send, so I ...
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