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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:23 pm Post subject: No icon Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

I am not 100% sure what the issue is causing these problems with our servers atm.

I think its either our cfgs with the dedi/server installs/srcd or valve changed something which has now upset a cfg or some files are corrupt although I have verified all and reinstalled sourcemod and metamod which did not help.


Spent the best part of today trying to figure out the problem but i can tell you SM does work it just don't authenticate us admins so you will need to use soucebans to ban or kick if needed, "for now"

The VAC is the main issue here although we do use sv pure 1 on both servers so that's still in place.

Leave it with me and ill see what I can do
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:04 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Thank you Binksy.

I had a look on sourcemod forums and nobody seems to be having the same issue than us since last update.

Cheers.

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So today, just as yesterday nobody could have acces to item server so i suppose it is related to the server issue, but i just wanted to confirm it was the case all evening.

May be someone could make a thread on the sourcemod forums asking if anyone has had this issue. I could do it but i don't really know what to ask for, but if you tell me what to ask for i will.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:31 am Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Eek, what could have changed  Confused Are there are other logs we can enable to see if there's any other errors being hit? Would a database issue explain the problems with sourcemod?

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EDIT:
So today, just as yesterday nobody could have acces to item server so i suppose it is related to the server issue, but i just wanted to confirm it was the case all evening.


As far as I know, that's related to VAC. If there's no VAC it won't allow access to the item servers either.


In any case, thank you for your time looking into this Binksy.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:01 am Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Yah that's deffo due to vac! its all todo with a permission / authentication somewhere something has changed! within srcd well that's what I think and fixing it well I'm trying to find the issue within scripts/permissions but its tricky I.m going to look at it more today.

Also frog is away for a week so he can't help me I may need help too at this rate lol.

Fingers crossed lets go have another look...  Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:02 am Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Very weird. Well I'll be about tonight to help where I can.

You've possibly already verified this but is it possible to see if we can start a server without metamod / sourcemod to see if VAC comes back? At least then we'll know it's a weird interaction between SM/MM and not a Valve server config.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:59 am Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Yup i have tried almost everything Dav, so I narrowed it down to a permision/root/chown issue

This is what I think is causing all the issues!

Code:
Initializing Steam libraries for secure Internet server
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed.


The servers were installed by frog when we all moved to the new box! and it seems like some of it was root and maybe that's why we get this issue now after the latest update I am not really sure yet..

I know that reinstalling them may work but I don't want to do this atm id rather fix the issue.

Take a look at the error
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Initializing Steam libraries for secure Internet server
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed.
and you will see that's what's causing the admin and the vac not to work, but making it work is a nightmare I can't seem to fix it atm looked and read up so much I'm brain frazzled lol
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:10 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Hmm well at least it give us something to go on. I'll have a bit of a Google.

Can you see from the logs when this first occurred?

I know Carlos tried to upgrade Ubuntu at the end of July to fix the Minecraft server and had to roll it back, but think that's a separate box.

Edit: There' some info here regarding steamCMD start-up errors. I don't know if you're also getting the '[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; unable to locate a running instance of Steam, or a local steamclient.dll.' error. It's probably unlikely that the symbolic link has disappeared, but worth a double-check!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:53 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

I fixed it all well not all but the VAC issues and SM admin, and it wasn't even that bad LOL, it was valves fault 100% ffffffffff Twisted Evil  Spy  Soldier  Pyro  Medic  Demo  Scout Sniper  Spy

They only changed our server identity tokens what we created a few years back which is our THG server identity's created through my steam account via there api its a must have these days!

So after logging into the api and seeing our tokens changed I added them to the servers and here we are! however we still have issues there is a crash every reboot that error above is still there etc, which I will attempt to fix later on.

I also added the replay system to the crit vote server, Someone just needs to make a new video made with it now???

Thanks to frog for a little help via mobile as hes very busy Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:17 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Awesome Binksy. Great work  Very Happy

I wonder why the identity tokens have altered. You'd think it would also affect other servers, not just ours Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:33 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Amazing work Binksy thank you so much !!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:36 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

They updated there's ages ago other servers or at least a few weeks ago. As this would or should of been warned a while back on an update! that's why its good looking at the updates what's changed etc. However my rule is if its not broke why fix it..

So the other day they obviously depleting the old account ids forcing us to update them Smile but they were good enough to add new ids in the old ones place "within my steam api server manager account" lol Making it easier so I don't have to create new ones from scratch.

Here but you won't have any Smile~
https://steamcommunity.com/dev/managegameservers

We do still have issues that need fixing "as they crash on 1st load all of them" which I think maybe due to root/permission issues
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:18 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

OMG you added replays to the critvote server too !!!!!!

Champagne !!!!!

Cheers !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:26 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Server VAC issues and SM admin auth :< Reply with quote

Great work Binksy, thanks!  Very Happy
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