q3df.org dfwc 2014

I didn't want to post this yesterday for obvious reasons:

We have finally managed to get our database scripts right. I just deleted all records prior to 2009-11-01, because they have no server demo and therefore cannot be trusted. Those times will be reintegrated into the database when the new database layout is ready.
About 60000 times were removed.

There will be a flagging system. This means a record can be in several states like "cheat", "unchecked" or "temporarily valid". We will also display if the record is backed up by a demo or not.
If the user agrees on sharing the demo you can download it.
This means we are no longer deleting cheated times but flag them as "cheat". They will not be displayed in !top or on the website on default. You can display them by explicitly asking for them in the search query.

Posted by  <hk>

This was a joke for April fools day


Yesterday, we finally decided on banning TimerResets altogether. People started to abuse timer resets. On map that are obviously not intended to be reset(like boris_pie in vq3). It's banned in the DFWC for a reason. It is just the source of pointless grinding.

I know I said, I'd not ban timer resets. Well, Khetti was right after all, I guess.

Instead of going the long way of relinking the start timer with a delay of -1 we just send a "kill" command when we detect the timer reset.

This can be abused on very short maps, though. But it turned out to be a better fix than expected. I am a bit short on time until I finish my diploma thesis but I promise to do the relinking way to fix all timers properly.

Maybe BeRsErKeR helps to fix the mod so we don't have to do it in the server.

Posted by  <hk>

IP address range of the mDd servers have changed.
Please also note that each server now has its own unique dns-name and IP-Address.


mDd | Defrag CPM Runs I
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78.46.226.123:27960
mdd-cpm.q3df.org:27960


mDd | Defrag VQ3 Runs I
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78.46.226.124:27960
mdd-vq3.q3df.org:27960


mDd | Defrag Mixed-Runs (VQ3/CPM/CTF)
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78.46.226.125:27960
mdd-mixed.q3df.org:27960


mDd | Defrag Fastcap
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78.46.226.126:27960
mdd-fastcap.q3df.org:27960

Posted by  chicken

We bought a bigger box and will move the services tomorrow.
There will be a downtime for several hours from tomorrow(Friday) 15:00 UTC to mid Saturday.
You won't feel the difference after the move.

Posted by  <hk>

Our server is currently under attack. Packets are dropped at the firewall so our server is not influenced by it at all. The server hoster of the attacker will disconnect the attacker within the next 24h if he keeps this up.

The attack itself is not very skilled. We don't run a DNS server, so DoS with DNS packets isn't going to work.

Long story short: Somebody is failing at attacking us.
load average: 0.03, 0.01, 0.00

Better luck next time.

Posted by  <hk>