As all of you have noticed already the server kept crashing for the past few days and some guy has claimed to be the one causing them. I have found out how he was doing it and completely blocked all attacks like this from happening again.
For anyone who wants to know a bit more:
The DoS attack that was used to crash the server was most likely something called a TCP SYN flood attack (You can read up on it here). As soon as someone tries to connect to a server through TCP (rcon as an example) the server sends a response to the client which the client has to respond to for the connection to open successfully (that way people can't fake their IP). The problem here is that the server pretty much stores the request for some time to wait for the client's response. A TCP SYN flood just spams tons of...
Good evening guys, if you were on the server yesterday evening or today, you will have noticed that server seems to be crashing every 5 minutes or so. The owners are aware of the issue and are currently working on a fix for it. The website and Team Speak 3 are not impacted. For all premium players, 2 days of premium will be added for you for compensation for the 'down-time'. Overall, we're sorry for the inconvenience caused by this!
Hi guys, we have finally resolved the issue that the last Garry's mod update caused and the server is no longer crashing every 10 minutes.
We have given all premium users an extra week of free premium, since the server was pretty much unplayable last week.
Another update I put together, which took up most of my week tbh, but I'm sure they'll be appreciated. I may take next week a little bit more relaxed as I've not had much time to do anything but course work and develop, so need a few days off. I'll probably just do more vehicle updates if I do anything, which although won't change most people's time on the server it's still necessary to do so I can predictably do anything further with vehicles down the road (no pun intended). Obviously any huge game breaking flaws and bugs I'll fix up regardless of this. Anyways you've heard enough about me, onto the important part... What's this update about?
Shop signs! I'll admit I got the idea of what prop to use from another server, but I have coded it and made it work all with my own ability, not copied from somewhere. When you go to purchase any property that would be deemed a shop, mostly bazaar and row of stores along next to it, a window will appear...
Alright folks as mentioned a few times, this is another update that's mostly tweaks here and there not much new although one big thing. (At least time I won't be making the update post from my mobile which was a real treat last time)
IMPORTANT! Holding B will now transmit on the government radio instead of being a toggle switch which was unreliable basically. Your normal talk button will be local talking as usual.
Benches outside the Fredy's on Sunset Blvd. have seats added which allow you to sit on them.
Several vehicles have had their exit position altered which hopefully should result in players not getting stuck in them. If you continue to experience this with your vehicle please post here with your vehicle make and model: https://github.com/syl0r/Perpheads-Issues/issues/51
Sound volume on the phone messenger should be quieter and easier to tell if it is yours or...
Alright this is going to sound like a rather minor update but it took a number of hours to complete. Bolli can attest to that as he helped me complete the last quarter or so. I was amazed just how many there are scattered in the map. What is @StephenPuffs talking about you may ask, well read on.
Benches and seats found throughout the map can now be used. (Same key to enter your car when looking at it)
Senior admins+ now have the ability to change your clothes to several different team colors for events and such where color coordination is important. (This change isn't permanent, only until they revert the change or you rejoin)
May not seem like much but it's very tedious work to complete them all and test. There may be one or two that you get stuck when standing up, so if you find one like that please report immediately.
Good day genetlemen and gentlewomen, once again PERPHeads will be hosting a series of events on Saturday 14/02/2015. The poll hasunlimited responsesperuser, so you are able to vote for multiple events. Please make sure you vote beforeFriday 13/02/2015 as the poll will be closing. 3-4 events will be chosen from the ones that are the most popular from the poll. Also, if you have any ideas for events, drop me a message!
The post will be updated with all the events that will be hosted as soon as the events have been picked. Additionally, the events will be scheduled on our Steam group.
Another semi update, no crafting changes yet. You'll notice most of this was fixes and a few tweaks to current systems.
All police are able to open up the F3 menu, but they will only be able to view the list of active warrants. Because of this, the "Arrest Warrant" text above people's head has been removed, so as police be sure you keep up to date with who you are actively tracking.
Warrant notices when receiving a warrant as well as the star system on the HUD has been removed as to stop people using this to their advantage and actively prepare for a raid.
As nongovernmental jobs are now able to be warranted, if sent to jail they will be removed from their job. (e.g. Delivery person gets sent to jail, when put in jail they will become citizen again)
Food is no longer purchasable from the delivery app.
Lieutenant is able to warrant people properly again.
Well today is going to be an interesting one, but I believe should be good.
Quick note, tomorrow I probably will do nothing but tamper with the mixture times, so all of you waiting for that change rejoice. However some others may be increased as they don't contain many parts; I may also nerf how much it resets your progress so you don't lose as much time by closing the menu.
Additionally, be sure to vote on the poll of what you would like done next. They are in no particular order of my own preference, but keep an open mind when voting and don't necessarily pick what you think is the most advantageous to yourself. They all are ideas that I do wish to do at some point, I am just looking to see where the community thinks the focus should be done next. As for today however...
The biggest change for today is that the city, in certain circumstances, may raise/lower the taxes without a mayor. This should help prevent times in which government can not...
I guess because I have no way of really doing the change log in the F1 menu I should just do these mini update log things each time I make some changes to the live server, so consider this to be the starting one.
Police lieutenant is now able to revoke a vehicle from emergency services. (Emergency services are defined as: police lieutenant, police sergeant, S.W.A.T. team member, speed enforcement officer, police officer, medic, and firefighter)
This should be done if the mayor requests that the budget be more managed, so the lieutenant should carefully consider how/where to make those cuts. Asking people to partner up either by assigning pairs him/herself or getting a sergeant to do so.
This can also be done if there are obviously an excess of police vehicles in use and some seem to have no active owner.
At any rate the reason that the lieutenant fills out as the reason must be valid and legitimate.
Description: An area for the event is chosen by the staff team before the event then some construction will take place to make it look like more of a war zone. Everybody who would like to participate in the event will be taken to the location and put into a queue where they will receive their bat, they will also be screened for any bandages/stim packs, they're not allowed in the event and they will be taken from you. Once everybody is given a bat, you will be instructed to start then the last three standing will be the winners.
Good evening gentlemen and gentlewomen, after having quite a debate with @StephenPuffs, we managed to gather a few ideas for the Police. Many of you may remember when former staff members @Nate Sparks and @Sgt.James had the idea of making a Police Acadamy which would make the entire Police whitelisted, obviously it was contraversial at the time, we thought we'd revive the idea and possibly come up with a way to make it work, so hear me out.
Stephen and I both agreed that making the whole Police Dept. whitelisted would be a mistake at the moment, it wouldn't be something good to suddenly spring on the players. Here's the idea we came up with. A new job would be added, Police Sergeant and there would be about 2 slots for the job, however to get the job you must be whitelisted. The...
Good evening everyone! Today the Senior Administration team (Swiper and I...) came to an agreement to promote another staff member to Senior Administrator, we came to this decision after debating if it'll help processing and hopefully increase organisation of the staff team overall since there is only 2 of us dealing with staff complaints, refund requests, staff members, applications and other work that is mandatory to be completed as soon as possible.