[bf1942] BF1 Question : Using FireDaemon Pro to run bf1942?

Aubrey King aking at gblx.net
Wed Apr 13 10:32:56 EDT 2005

Everything has to be patched to be safe.  Over patching can be hazardous, 
too.  Best practice if you are to admin unix boxes, is to get on the 
bugtraq mailinglist - http://www.securityfocus.org is the place to start. 
This list details all exploits on the open internet - windows, unix, 
apple, mainframes.. whatever.  This huge list is paroused by both security 
professionals and hackers, who both contribute - hackers to boast and 
security pro's to warn - so it's best to not disclose any of your system 
info on the list.  Join it and just watch it.  I think I've posted maybe 
once ever, but the info I get from the list tells me when any server on my 
network needs to be patched by detailing a hack in a service.  Then, we 
patch that service across the board - Solaris, AIX and Linux.  I've been 
on the list for maybe 4 years and I couldn't get by without it.

Aubrey King
Systems Administrator II
IP Systems Engineering
Global Crossing, Ltd.

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Lee Latham wrote:

> Slightly off topic, but--
> For the first time in my professional life, I've had Linux boxes 
> hacked/virused this year, and in fact _twice_.  True, we were doing a lousy 
> job keeping them patched, and we left a hole in our firewall, and some other 
> mistakes, but it was disturbing to me nonetheless.
> I generally tell non-techies that Linux is basically immune to attack (which 
> I knew was nonesense, but relatively speaking...).  The reason we were so 
> lassaiz faire about the boxes is because of a long history of their running 
> without incident.
> Lee
> At 08:44 AM 4/13/2005, you wrote:
>> Try linux.  daemons are native to it and foreign to windoze.  No need to 
>> reboot the server when an app misbehaves, etc.  All in all, superior - 
>> except when trying to play games. :)  For servers, though, WAY more stable 
>> and efficient.
>> Aubrey King
>> Systems Administrator II
>> IP Systems Engineering
>> Global Crossing, Ltd.
>> On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Brigham Stevens wrote:
>>> Ok I've decided that for my purposes Kevin's BFSM will work fine.
>>> However, one thing that is odd is that in FireDaemon I selected
>>> "interact with desktop" which should enable the app to display it's
>>> interface, but none appears. It isn't really a problem tho, the server
>>> is configured and working, but I think that it is strange that no window
>>> is appearing when interact w/desktop is selected.. In the past in
>>> working with services I have used that option (not w/FireDaemon, but in
>>> the Service properties page) for apps that run as services and display a
>>> GUI. Anyways, like I said it does not really matter the server is working.
>>> Hammer 2.0 wrote:
>>>> Yep I use FireDaemon as well to keep an instance of BFSM running,
>>>> works like a charm and well worth the license fee. I use it for other
>>>> things too such as FTP's, IRC bots and TeamSpeak. FireDaemon si teh
>>>> shit I tells ya! :)
>>>> /H
>>>>> From: Brigham Stevens <brs at vikingmind.com>
>>>>> Reply-To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>>>>> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>>>>> Subject: [bf1942] BF1 Question : Using FireDaemon Pro to run bf1942?
>>>>> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:23:42 -0700
>>>>> Hello...
>>>>> A note from someone still running bf1942/DC servers :)
>>>>> I recently starting using FireDeamon to run my HL2 : source based
>>>>> servers.... Pretty damn nifty.
>>>>> Has anyone succeeded in using it to run BF1942? The bf server likes to
>>>>> quit itself and spawn more processes and I think FireDaemon has issues
>>>>> dealing with that, and in fact it will spawn a zillion of them... OUCH!
>>>>> thanks!
>>>>> --brigham

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