[bf1942] CD key hashes

Jon Wolberg MMmmGood at cox.net
Tue Oct 21 11:48:30 EDT 2003

I'm surprised someone didnt think of this earlier.  I am curious how this
will work too.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Gurney" <james at globalmegacorp.org>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:51 AM
Subject: [bf1942] CD key hashes

> This is really directed to Andreas, but if anyone else has any ideas,
> feel free to chime in :)
> Is there any way we can find out the algorithm used to generate the CD
> key hash? Is it a straight md5sum of the player's CD key? If so, it
> would be possible to enable users to find out their hash so we can then
> link bans with players (ie, by telling them: take your CD key, md5 it,
> then tell me what the md5 is). This is kind of a problem with my server
> right now - if we want to unban someone there's no way to know which
> entry to remove.. The only way to do it is to get them to join our
> second server, remove all bans, then ban them, then look at the
> resulting banlist.con, which is hardly useful.
> Any temporary solution to this would be handy - at least until there's a
> way to log the CD key information.
> Cheers,
> James

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