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  1. 9 points
    As said in a previous status, one of the Valve employees replied to my email regarding the Anycast issue. Unfortunately, the issue is complicated and it seems Valve themselves don't even know a proper solution. It appears Valve is open to suggestions on how to resolve the issue which is good in my opinion. However, I'm not a networking expert (especially in this area, something like Anycast is complex). Therefore, I wasn't very helpful during the discussion I had with the Valve employee. I am going to be reaching out to some people I know who are good at networking and see if they have any suggestions. Basically, we need to find a method to retrieve the client's ping to the game server that can't be altered or disguised using something such as Anycast. Unfortunately, it's quite easy to replicate the A2S_INFO query and alter the packet. At the same time, I'm trying to push for Facepunch to consider blacklisting hosting providers that use Anycast to reply to the A2S_INFO query which results in the PoP server's ping being used instead of the actual server. The problem here is Anycast is a legitimate (D)DoS mitigation method. However, I don't see the point in responding to A2S_INFO queries via Anycast besides to lower the ping in the server browser. I'm not sure about the specific though. I've sent an email to many Facepunch developers yesterday regarding this issue. Regardless, I really do believe something should be done about this. Whether it's finding a different way to calculate the client's ping to the game server or blacklisting hosting providers that use Anycast to disguise the pings. Something should be done. Though, after seeing how things have been, I am not expecting for something to be done. I am working on a backup plan for GFL (a specific service within OVH possibly) in the case that this isn't resolved. I just believe all game servers deserve to be competing on the same battle field. In this case, game servers not using Anycast aren't and it's frustrating. It's only a matter of time until this spreads to other games and I just really don't want to see that happen. I'm hoping something can be done but I'm worried nothing will be done. I just don't want to see our servers suffer because of something like this. I will continue to try to communicate with Valve and Facepunch regarding this issue. At the same time, I will continue to work on the backup plan to see if it's possible, etc. if nothing works out in the end. I will most likely make Reddit threads again at some point if I see no progress being done. As for GFL, I've been talking to a couple individuals about its future and this Anycast situation is definitely a big game changer depending on how things go. The individuals I've found are very motivated and are smart on a technical level. I am going to be giving them things to do that'll highly benefit the community. I'm going to be pushing the community forward the best I can. Next week I won't be available much due to going on a business trip from the 17th to the 22nd.
  2. 8 points
    I just ordered an OVH VPS in London, UK correctly last night. I was ordering it wrong last time and feel like an idiot (thank you for the help, @Argyros!). I will start setting up after work. Going to be fun seeing how all of this turns out
  3. 7 points
    Getting ready for my business trip from the 17th (today) to the 22nd. Leaving tonight at 6 PM and my flight is 8:10 PM. It's going to be great meeting the rest of the people I've worked with (some I've became very great friends with as well) in person for the first time. Going to be awesome seeing my work's main offices as well! I'm excited and I think it's going to be a fun time There's also going to be a big training session one day in the office with one of the products I am very interested in. So it'll be fun learning more about that as well. While I'm at my hotel, I will most likely be working on some stuff regarding GFL such as finishing setting up the GS05 machine and starting the big Garry's Mod expansion into the UK (spoiler alert).
  4. 5 points
    Whoever added fortnite to the banner, I don't like you.
  5. 5 points
    Well, I received a reply from one of the Valve employees regarding the Anycast issue I emailed them about. The email didn't state anything and was just a question, but I hope the discussion can continue. I'm just very happy to even receive a reply from Valve regarding the issue. I was worried my email may have been blocked by them because they haven't replied to me for two years.
  6. 5 points
    I've been working on a lot of things recently. Started by contacting other server providers located in the United Kingdom because that's where I want to expand. We're going to be starting out with a Garry's Mod Murder server (24/7 Construct). The United Kingdom seems to be a hot spot for players and it isn't a location we've expanded into before. I was going to go with Croncos as a host, but unfortunately they can't sell us game servers at the moment. I asked them about their dedicated machines, though. I decided to purchase an OVH VPS in London, UK for $19.23/m. I'm waiting for PayPal to review my purchase and lift it off of "on-hold". Once that's done, we'll set up the Murder server on the VPS. I've already started building the Murder server on our other machine as a test server. After installing some of my old lua addons (Server Hop and Advertisements), I wanted to recreate these addons using a Restful API instead. Today, I started working on a major project with the back end regarding the Restful API. I already got it done for the GFLCore server list (for Server Hop) and in-game advertisements (for in-game advertisement plugins/addons). I still need to make more APIs for other things (e.g. the plugins we use to give Members, Supporters, and VIPs their perks in-game). Now I just need to re-code our Server Hop and Advertisement plugins and addons in SourcePawn and lua! I will be doing this in the near future It's nice getting back into coding a bit. Anyways, other than that, there are a lot of internal things I want improved on as well. I want to create an internal training system so we can teach our managers more things regarding the technical aspect of game servers and so on. I've been talking to a lot of individuals regarding this and honestly, I think we're going to have a few people stepping up to highly improve GFL in the future! Overall, I'm very excited for all of this! If we expand into the UK and things go to plan, I think it's going to be a hot spot for new players and our game servers should populate fairly easier than on our current locations. We shall see though. Regardless, a lot needs to get done. This past week was by far the busiest week of work I've had so I wasn't able to do much during the week and I was stressed. Motivation is really starting to build back up for me though. As long as we have people step up and help me, I think we're going to start doing good. Just a reminder, I am going on a business trip from the 17th to 22nd, so my activity won't be as high during that time.
  7. 4 points
    So I recently got TeamSpeak 3...and I have no idea how to operate it. : SendHelp :
  8. 4 points
    Made an official GFL Expenses database and can be found on this page: https://gflclan.com/expenses/
  9. 3 points
    I decided to go to the office today and meet the rest of the team I work with. It was awesome! I've already met all of my co-workers that work remotely in person since we live in the same city but meeting all the people that work from the main office is awesome. Especially the ones I've become great friends with and those who've helped me so much! Just an overall great experience
  10. 3 points
    I purchased a dedicated machine from Croncos. Got a discount for the first month the machine should be provisioned today and I should be able to set it up with our software by tonight. I have great confidence with this hosting provider (they have a lot of potential) and based off of the conversations I had with them, I think things are going to go well Time to expand into the UK!
  11. 3 points
    Just got done re-coding our GMod Server Hop addon to use GFL's Restful API. The commit can be found here. One addon down. Still three more addons and plugins to go! It's really nice getting back into coding
  12. 2 points
    Wow you're not a 13 year old piece of shit oh man
  13. 2 points
    NFO has a machine in Chicago that comes with the Intel Xeon E-2186G. I think they're already sold out because they aren't on the order page at the moment. Anyways, if they do become available again, depending on the price it may be worth upgrading to this newer machine. Though, we recently upgraded machines and going through that was a nightmare (server moves that didn't go smooth, etc.). With that said, the extra amount of cores aren't needed at the moment. The current machine peaks at 50% CPU and that isn't considered overloaded (if it was at 60 - 70+%, it'd be different). I'm unsure how much better the E-1286G is compared to the Intel Xeon E3-1275v6 (what our current machine has) regarding single-threaded performance. I haven't been able to find any benchmarks comparing both processors regarding single-threaded performance. Single-threaded performance is what matters the most with most game servers. We'll have to see though. I don't believe it's worth upgrading at the moment anyways. Especially with our current machine load and we have two empty OVH machines not doing much. The only reason I would want to upgrade is to improve the performance of our current game servers on NFO (e.g. CS:GO Zombie Escape, GMod Breach, etc.).
  14. 2 points
    No one like this I'm at 699 rep
  15. 2 points
    Hello, everyone just checking in to see how everyone is! Hope you all are doing well!
  16. 2 points
    @Diablodoggy28 @Zexired @Fafy get off my profile page! Jewish scum increasing my profile visit value, despicable. I'll behead you all!
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  18. 2 points
    This is what I call dad material.
  19. 1 point
    Congrats On getting manger yo gg Destroy the server for me will u
  20. 1 point
    you are one of the few people in this community that are actually cool, just letting you know
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    Well I wrote this song for the Christian youth I wanna teach kids the Christian truth If you wanna reach those kids on the servers Then you gotta do a rap to a hip-hop beat So I gave my website a big kick My pens are fly, my security is sick My ego is big and it keeps getting bigger That's 'cause christian deacon is my nigga Woo!
  23. 1 point
    I've never known what self deprecation actually means, I must be retarded
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  28. 1 point
    I'm British I swear also happy birthday dad
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    Happy Birthday, James! I've expressed my love on Discord already but you deserve some more. <3 Wishing you a great year ahead, dad!
  31. 1 point
    Happy birthday! You're better than most people here!
  32. 1 point
    Happy bday (even though it's not your bday for me yet)
  33. 1 point
    Happy birthday, Darkling.
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    R.I.P CS:GO Jailbreak. It was immense fun whilst it lasted. Thanks for all the memories you've brought in my life, along with the staff team and the regulars. I now have lost my green status.
  38. 1 point
    Got a nice slab of steak, some bacon and a
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  40. 1 point
    Just realized the two year mark for me being in gfl passed 20 days ago. Weird. I didn't even notice. Welp, here's to another two years
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    Ayyyy welcome to the club mate!
  43. 1 point
    Happy bday give me kisses bb <3
  44. 1 point
    I hate you all btw also see you in a week because a metal fucking screw messed up my mobo I shall upgrade dumb motha fuckas https://pcpartpicker.com/list/W9Pmmq also https://vocaroo.com/i/s1EPxfM9DtxY
  45. 1 point
    HAPPY BDAY yw for the video of me choking myself
  46. 1 point
    Happy birthday kiddo! You're awesome. It was a pleasure working with you in Purge as well. P.D. U r a nerd lmao
  47. 1 point
    Everyone else is spamming on your profile so might as well join them. Happy Birthday nerd! The fuck?
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