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    posted a message on server run as root
    Quote from hexparrot

    Great response...yes, because you have not been successfully hacked by a group of idiots therefore, bad practice is not bad practice. Look at the entire server world: lighttpd, apache, msyql--what do you notice between all these services?

    They all tell you to be run as an unprivileged user. ALL OF THEM.

    Why? Because regardless of whether youre being 'targetted by a hacker group' (and god knows how you could have created that much bad blood)--0% threat is better than .01%. And a service like apache that gets compromised will only yield the permissions the apache user has. Likewise, a server like minecraft will only yield the permissions THAT user has.

    It requires NO effort to give minecraft its own unprivileged user, and good practice is good practice no matter what.

    "My security has been very well audited. The root password is 24 random letters and numbers."

    I call that an 'idiot' password. You want to make a login 'unlikely'? Use a 24 'RANDOM' letters and numbers....and make it god damn difficult for you to login. You want to make it 'pretty much impossible?' learn what RSA-KEY logins are.

    I'm proud of you and your impenetrable, high-significance server and your many conquered virtual enemies.


    You are so right... even xkcd makes that same established point.

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png
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    posted a message on MC Sheller - Automation Shell Script [v25](07/05))
    This has been updated as such and credit has been given for this change.
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    posted a message on Built a server
    Quote from DA3DSOUL

    really, does no one read posts more than one above theirs. btw I have added a lot since then, sorry I figured you would put your idea in the thread for it so it is not added yet, but I can do that. My vanilla server mod works nearly pristine, but that is because the server had problems before that I haven't fixed yet.


    I would say they just don't give a ****, since bukkit has been around for quite some time and is much more modular when it comes to plugins and how they are dealt. Who wants to deal with ****ing around adding a mod to the vanilla jar when you can just download the bukkit jar and run it without issue. You are attempting to reinvent the wheel when it's already been rolling.

    Good for you in terms of increasing your abilities as a programmer, but your interaction with the community is horrid. I did read that the post you mention, and you go about insulting the community in your little bump post just because no one responded to you post... really?

    When it comes down to it, I'm going to trust the bukkit team, they are open source (github ftw) and the amount of testers make sure that releases are quite stable.
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    posted a message on PHP Server Status Scripts
    Quote from cavemaneca

    that should work just fine, thank you.


    As far as with a plugin, JSONAPI for bukkit is a monster in this area and worth looking into. The amount of information you can pull out is nice, you can even make custom methods which I find very useful.

    This also gives you the ability to gather data using python, javascript, or php.
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    posted a message on Everyone can connect, except for one person.
    Quote from Visioneer

    Well, it has been 2 months since he was last able to connect. And he has basically been spamming the server trying to connect. Almost day in and day out for 2 months straight. The weird thing is, before the server was moved to my house, our previous server location which was a different IP and a different ISP, he had the same problem. He was the ONLY one who couldn't connect.

    Oh and of course he has closed and re-opened his client. He has reinstalled Minecraft, removed all mods, and claims to have forwarded the right ports in his router. He is running Windows 7. Server is running Windows 7 too. Other members are running a variety of everything from Linux, to XP, to Vista, to OSX. What other information do you need that I can provide? I just can't see how it is the servers' fault when everything is green and everyone except him can connect.


    ^--- This

    I don't see why you are worried about this... This is without a doubt, on his end... You are EXACTLY right... it's all on his head, he can scapegoat you all he wants, but it's his **** that is failing...

    You need to tell him to pull his head out his ass and understand that if everyone is able to connect save for him, it's him.

    Maybe suggest he plug his computer directly into his modem in the event that something with his router is preventing the connection from occurring in a timely fashion.
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    posted a message on Donation Benefits?
    Diamonds do present an unfair advantage to that player, since that gives them the ability to have the best armor and weapons... so other users would have a hard time in defending against such a player.

    You should stick to things that wouldn't affect gameplay, in terms of PvP... maybe give them a full stack of every color of wool, that is pretty benign.
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    posted a message on Outdated server?
    Quote from Orcworm

    Endofzero, do you run a Minecraft server? Or play on one in particular? Just curious.


    Both... wouldn't be much sense in working on the Automated Shell script if I wasn't using it myself.
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    posted a message on Outdated server?
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [INFO] Starting minecraft server version Beta 1.5_02
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [WARNING] **** NOT ENOUGH RAM!
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [WARNING] To start the server with more ram, launch it as "java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar"
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [INFO] Loading properties
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [INFO] Starting Minecraft server on 64.31.24.167:25565
    2011-07-25 13:22:03 [INFO] This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-0.0.0-706-gf53e007-b740jnks (MC: 1.5_02)


    You are using Build 740... not 1000, which is to work with 1.7.3, and both state 1.5_02... learn to read your own logs...

    Solution: Update your ****.
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    posted a message on Need to remotely access server box, need advice on security
    Quote from Orcworm

    Change the ports the services listen on, I moved my SSH port and haven't seen a single unauthorized login attempt since.


    ^--- This... very much so... set your ssh to use a very non standard port, this will prevent most of the bots that do this ****

    To go a step further...

    Install portsentry, configure it to listen for connections on 22 and 23 so it automatically add them to your iptables...

    This is assuming you are on a linux backend... :\
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    posted a message on I NEED HELP PLZ HELP ME
    Quote from IcyRelic

    PLEASE HELP ME


    Quit with the caps already... but I digress...

    First you make a post offering to help anyone with issues...

    Then you create a second post asking how to forward ports...


    Talk about fail...
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    posted a message on I NEED HELP PLZ HELP ME
    Quote from IcyRelic

    PLZ DONT DO THAT AGAIN IF THEY JOIN MY TV THEY CANT DO ANYTHING I NEED TO ACEPT THEM SO LEAVE IT


    So you yell back with demands? Wow...
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    posted a message on ADMINS WANTED
    Yikes... kneading admins... sounds painful... what did they ever do to you?
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    posted a message on Weird server log
    do everyone a favor and replace the 'code' section tags in your post with 'spoiler' so we dont have to wade with all that ****.

    Seems like your world is throwing a fit... There are bukkit plugins that may help sort that out. You could just create a new world as well.
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    posted a message on Server ip address help?!
    Quote from Raynbows

    I've been trying for a very long time to set up a server and when I finally got to the last step and such. The stupid Router says that my external address has to be a Lan ip and I don't know what that is. Its got me very very insanely mad and I just want a simple server to play with my friends on. ;~; Help?


    Really, you should probably just not host one if the terms it's throwing at you are over your head and you just get pissed off for you own lack of knowledge..

    The router is asking for the internal IP that is assigned to your computer in order to know where to send packets hitting that port to, not your external IP.

    On whatever computer you are using to run the MC server, go to Start >> Run >> Type in 'cmd' press ok, then type ipconfig.
    You should see something like this:
    U:\>ipconfig
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : test.com
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    
    U:\>


    In that example, 192.168.1.101 is the internal IP you would put in for port forwarding. When a system hits your external IP on that port, you router would then forward that traffic to the computer connected to that internal IP.
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    posted a message on Hacker
    Quote from mtelegence

    There's a hacker on my server ruining things and building strange things. Can't ban him and he's gotten through two firewalls. help me out here?


    That's ********... why can't you ban him? Your server console is going to show his IP, just ban that.
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