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

Aubrey King aking at gblx.net
Wed Apr 13 16:12:39 EDT 2005

welcome. ;)

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

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Lee Latham wrote:

> 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.
>>> 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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