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

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Wed Apr 13 15:40:59 EDT 2005

Thanks for that...

At 09:32 AM 4/13/2005, you wrote:

>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.
>>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! :)
>>>>>>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
>>>>>>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!

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