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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:19 pm
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I have a server that is supposed to be private and I am paying for private slots which are cheaper because it's my clans match server. It seems that L4D2 can not use the sv_password command. It does not put a password on the server and also stops anything including your server banners to stop querying the server if you try and use the sv_password command.

Apparently the new replacement is sv_search_key which dictates a private key that can be used to make a lobby join the server. Without this key no normal lobby can connect, however a connection can still be made by directly connecting to the IP address.

I just want to be fair and honest about my price and make sure I am going about this correctly.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:56 am
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From what I can tell, as long as you have a search key set you aren't breaking any rules. It's not your fault the game's password function is broken.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:44 am
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There are a few things you can try here to keep the server private if you are worried.

The following command keeps it private, but causes problems if you have someone disconnect. If
this occurs, you'll need to change it to 0 for them to join, and change it back. It's just a hassle.

sv_allow_lobby_connect_only "1" // Players can only connect through lobby, not directly to server.

To set a password on the server do the following:

rcon password "1" // sets server to allow password requirement for entry into server.
rcon sv_password "password" // set the password required to enter the server.

Finally, if this doesn't work, you can always remove your server from the steam server list, so public
players will not be able to join. To do this:

sv_steamgroup_exclusive "1" // Server remains private and is excluded from steam groups.

If you have any further questions or problems, feel free to ask. I hope this helped.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:37 am
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whoa whoa whoa, easy there man, maybe im just confused on exactly what you said above me but to the sv_allow_lobby_connect_only, i think its broke, wasnt that one of the things Valve was nice enough to tear up in their last update? My Big Red Flag is on the RCON settings. rcon_password "xxx" is not a boolean command at all. Setting this to "1" simply means anyone connecting to that server can jump into the console and type rcon password 1 and boom, they now have Rcon control over the server. ( BIG BAD IDEA ). As far as sv_password "xx" it to is broke no? Currently the only way i've seen in the forums or found to get the server private thus far is to set your sv_search_key "whatever" and sv_steamgroup_exclusive 1. sv_password used to work in l4d1 but i havent had to mess with that server for quite some time so dunno for certain.
Please someone more Fluent on this reply before ShastaX risks compromising his Server.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:16 am
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I'll go down your list of comments, Phoenix.
Yes, Valve fixed the sv_allow_lobby_connect_only, or rather, messed it up. Initially, it was designed to
only allow players who were in the lobby to be in the server (essentially making it a super-private
room, whereas players couldn't even reconnect if they were disconnected.) Personally, it's nice to see
that gone. More trouble than it is worth.

Secondly, I did not post "rcon_password 1" in my post. it was "rcon password 1"
Correct that rcon_password command sets the remote console password to the value specified at %2.
However, rcon password "xxx" sets server password, though sv_password and password are a bit
glitchy at this point. sv_password does not work and seems disabled as of Left 4 Dead 2 launch,
though I've had little problem with the rcon password command.

The best idea is to set sv_steamgroup_exclusive to 1, which removes your server from the list,
and ergo random players cannot enter, and simply set a sv_search_key to a value that the players
in your group can remember, and enter that command to find your server.

ShastaX: Please make sure you enter commands CAREFULLY. "rcon password xxx" is a different command
entirely from "rcon_password xxx" and I urge you to never in your wildest dreams change your
rcon_password through console. If anything on that topic, I would recommend setting up administrative
levels, and never using the master rcon password from the console.

I hope this clarifies anyones confusion. Again, if anyone has any questions, feel free to post.
I've been working linux side and with valve-related game servers, and other game servers for
about 13 years.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:13 am
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cool cool, my appologies, i shoulda read more careful, the rcon password "xx" command has evaded me up to this point however, this is the first ive seen or read about it.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:18 pm
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I recommend anyone interested in further details on the commands to please check out this
wonderfully compiled pdf file from the l4d411.

http://www.left4dead411.com/l4d_cvar_list.pdf

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