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Server crash, password change.

Post by BeardedBubba » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:44 pm

Little odd problem I've got here.

Our NFO Server crashed about 30 mins ago, I go to log back into Procon (client side installation) and The RConn password has been changed. Now I can't conform that it wasn't changed by one of the 2 people who can change it, as they havn't been on. But I don't think thats the case. (I will speak to them when they are available)

My question is, is it possible for a server crash to over right the startup.cfg and change the RConn password?

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by kraze » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:50 pm

The rcon password will read whatever is in the server config. So even if you set it via Procon after the server is restarted or crashes it re reads it from the file. Have you checked the file to see if the password is the same?
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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by BeardedBubba » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:58 pm

kraze wrote:The rcon password will read whatever is in the server config. So even if you set it via Procon after the server is restarted or crashes it re reads it from the file. Have you checked the file to see if the password is the same?

I don't have access to the FTP, or the NFO CP. I will have to wait to get access to these, or have one of the 2 people do it for me.

What you said is exactly what I thought, so I'll have to look more into it on my end.

Cheers for the reply.

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by kraze » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:03 pm

No problem. Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by BeardedBubba » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:12 pm

kraze wrote:No problem. Let us know how it turns out.

I just spoke with the clan leader who has the NFO CP access, and after checking everything out, at first he was getting, "No host known" (something to that effect), he was then eventually able to get in. Upon checking the startup.cfg the admin password was the same, and had not been changed.

We where able to fix it by hard rebooting the server (Somthing I was not able to do via procon [do you mind telling me what the command is for server restart?]) upon doing the restart it was fixed.

Alright thats all the info, thanks again for the help, just wanted to let yall know of the outcome. If anything comes up again I'll have the clan leader open a support ticket.

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by Edge100x » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:47 pm

It does not appear that there is an rcon command to restart the server. It must be done externally.

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by GitSum » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:57 am

I assume were talking about a BF3 Server?

1. In Procon - the person has to have the privilege "Allowed to shut down the gamer server"
2. In Procon, Console Tab > type "admin.Shutdown" (case sensitive)

Note - this should immediately shutdown your gameserver and it *should* immediately restart. You may want to test this first with someone who has control panel access available, in case it doesn't - but this command works fine for us. (Some Game Server Providers won't restart)

note - Procon can write directly to the game server maplist file, but it can not change the startup file

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by Edge100x » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:02 am

Interesting. That's not a documented command (it's not in the protocol help), but it does appear to work.

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by BeardedBubba » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:07 pm

Edge100x wrote:Interesting. That's not a documented command (it's not in the protocol help), but it does appear to work.

Awesome thanks for checking!

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Re: Server crash, password change.

Post by |TG|Sinister » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:22 pm

What is the directory path to the file with your password in it?

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