View Full Version : STEAM_0:0:8269417 - unconnected - Server Crasher

30th December 2008, 19:59
Here's an interesting one, if I hadn't happened to have been running HLSW I never would have caught it:

User connected with no name which made me suspicious:

14:08:27 L 12/30/2008 - 12:08:24: "<158><STEAM_ID_PENDING><>" connected, address ""
14:08:28 L 12/30/2008 - 12:08:25: "<158><STEAM_0:0:8269417><>" STEAM USERID validated
14:08:30 L 12/30/2008 - 12:08:27: "<158><STEAM_0:0:8269417><IRIS>" joined team "Spectator"
14:08:30 L 12/30/2008 - 12:08:27: "<158><STEAM_0:0:8269417><>" entered the game
14:08:39 L 12/30/2008 - 12:08:36: "<158><STEAM_0:0:8269417><Spectator>" joined team "IRIS"

And the server crashed a few moments later. Happened again a few minutes later... Connect, crash. I went back to pull server logs but realized that the few minutes before each crash doesn't get logged; the logs don't have a chance to be appended before the crash happens. That means his SteamID and IP don't appear anywhere in my logs, which makes it doubly difficult to report him since I literally have no evidence. HLSW's logging was the only reason I was able to see it happen at all.

I Googled his Steam ID and found quite a bit, there are several bans for mic spamming (http://www.infectedminds.com/viewtopic.php?t=1602)/swearing, general assery (http://www.infectedminds.com/viewtopic.php?t=1366&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=), as well as one (http://www.mayhemgamingonline.com/index.php/forums.html/forums.html?func=view&catid=12&id=122) that complains about the same people coming into a server and having their server crash every time. His SteamID is listed, but isn't specifically cited for that offense... however I find it very interesting that he's on the banlist of a server that's had the exact same problem as this.

31st December 2008, 08:29
you could have just added his tk stats (http://stats.hidden-source.com/profile.php?s=STEAM_0:0:8269417). Would have been enough as well, but server crashing is wierd.

31st December 2008, 10:17
look for KAC.

or i can send you the hiddenified version i have on CCake.

31st December 2008, 13:48
Now banned from [o-t].