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UT3 Servers down worldwide?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Latent Image, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Revord

    Revord New Member

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    Sorry, I was assuming that this was an issue primarily with UT/Epic games.
     
  2. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    This guy has issues.
     
  3. *PRC*Kensei

    *PRC*Kensei New Member

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    mine is back up now..

    but... what the hell are we gonna do in responce to this ? who's gonna help us.

    i think we had same prob yesterday, then we got it back working, and now again it went down, and only just got it back working few minutes ago.

    run for the hills ? :-/
     
  4. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    I've been able to play 1 full game in the past 2 days on a server. Luckily most servers have restart scripts but they're useless if no one can play games on server. :[
     
  5. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Yes.
     
  6. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    If it's only affecting Epic games, which it appears to be, then yes Epic needs to "clean up their crap".

    TF2, Quake Wars, and Crysis are currently sailing along nice and smooth.
     
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  8. Jrubzjeknf

    Jrubzjeknf Registered Coder

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    Its an Unreal Engine issue. It affects UT3, UT2004 and even AA. And while Epic patches things up, they could fix other security issues as well. For example, a server I play on often gets crashed by someone with a dynamic IP and who spoofs GUIDs.
     
  9. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    That's how security works though -- see Defcon :p
     
  10. EisWiesel

    EisWiesel ... !!!

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    looks like many servers are back online now but some may never return.

    a great lost for the very few servers we anyway have... :(
     
  11. HudsonC

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    This guy goes out and crashes servers all over the place and now he want's us to trust him to fix the problem he created by installing software by him. I don't think so!
     
  12. UnrealGrrl

    UnrealGrrl Enemy flag carrier is Her!

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    yeah really fukc him and his 'patch'. like im really going to put hacker code on a server and trust it. if he didnt do "research" in the 1st place there would be no problem. guys just cant help showing off epen0r is the problem :eek: thx to this "research" servers cant stay up at all now, great...
     
  13. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Interestingly, this doesn't affect less-known custom gametypes... That is, they're just not targeted. So, someone must be using a tool to find servers with specific search terms or something?
     
  14. Akira Kurosawa

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    I haven't been following this at all. Any one got a link to 'his' posts?
    Also if true, that the info was given to epic first. And if it is a strictly unreal engine problem. Then I would blame epic. For not looking into it from the start.
    But I know little on whats happening so ignore me. (private servers ftw.)
     
  15. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    It's impossible to write bug free software, especially something as complex as a multiplayer online game. The only thing you could possibly blame Epic for is that they abandoned UT2004 development in favor of newer games like GoW(2) and UT3.

    What is a problem, though, is releasing critical bugs to the public without giving developers even the slightest chance for a fix. And that can only be blamed on the person releasing the info.
     
  16. Akira Kurosawa

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    In conjunction with what I said above. I would blame epic for not finding a solution for such a critical hole, 'When' it was released to them in advanced.
    I don't blame the person for releasing the info. Infact glad he did. It creates
    incentive to fix it.

    Hack a Mac competition encourages revealing known exploits. So they can fix all of them.
     
  17. Princess_Die

    Princess_Die Always Out Numbered... Never Out Gunned

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    That's like saying that punching someone in the mouth gives them incentive to get health insurance.
     
  18. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    There is nothing showing he ever did notify Epic. In fact, he makes a point of mentioning on his site that he doesn't notify companies before releasing the info.
     
  19. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    If he's trying to get a job as security analyst or something, he's definitely going about it the wrong way. He should've told Epic so he could put it on his resume. :p
     
  20. TheSynGame

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    Yeah except someone tried it and it worked...
     
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