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Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 15:39
by lightseer
I just want to warn you that your server is listed twice in the minetest list:
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Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 19:40
by BillyS
Yes, I think that's been fixed. Thanks for pointing that out! :D (At one point, I had the server running on the new host and a copy on the old host)

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 09:50
by FrostRanger
Absolutely one of the best minetest servers. I came about 3 months ago looking for fun and I stayed because of the awesome community. :)

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46
by rubenwardy

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 05:58
by FrostRanger
rubenwardy wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/Minetest/comments/agf25n/hey_i_have_a_tad_bit_of_a_problem_in_blocky/

I have shown the link to the mod that jailed them and they have unjailed the person without the hacked money and they have placed a chest in the cell their sister was in so she can place the money in there (would post it on reddit but I do not have an account there)

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 13:42
by JiCeyCraft
I might consider landing on your world, after the Banana debacle.
Maybe I won't be alone.

EDIT
Mmmhhh, after some tests, and a very notable LAG, mmhh, all well considered, nope, sorry.

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 15:50
by BillyS
Lag? That surprises me ... you must have joined at a bad time. The lag usually hangs out around 0.8 and the internet connection for the server is extremely fast.

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 23:47
by HelloDefender12
Nice server

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 21:34
by BillyS
Currently the server is undergoing some trolling from a player claiming to be "beanies". If you see this guy, or he annoys you in PMs please report it. In the mean time, I'll me tightening security a bit so that he can't cause as much trouble.

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 07:32
by JiCeyCraft
BillyS wrote:Currently the server is undergoing some trolling from a player claiming to be "beanies". If you see this guy, or he annoys you in PMs please report it. In the mean time, I'll me tightening security a bit so that he can't cause as much trouble.


"Beanies" was on Banana Land. :/
"Allo, Blocky, you have a problem."

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:13
by Festus1965
and it crashed ...
edit: and back ...
edit2: some gamer explained, that no crash, happen sometime gamer get kicked out by timeout and need time to get back in ... ah, ok
(so I feel much better now, as nothing is perfect)

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 06:40
by VictorKirkland
I was banned for no reason, it said the reason being I am beanies? I want to find the curator/moderator who banned me and have a discussion with them and please for the love of god unban me

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 00:13
by FrostRanger
Victor, You got hit by our troll detecting bot blorp, unfortunately it's having issues with false positives atm. Billy is working on fixing that as we speak. I think flux unbanned you so you should be able to join in the meantime

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 00:58
by VictorKirkland
Yeah I was pissed lol (wait if I cant cuss on the server does that mean I cant cuss on the forums?) Anyway I hope that frickin bot gets fixed because if I get banned for no reason again, Im gonna be really mad lol

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 01:09
by Sires
VictorKirkland wrote:(wait if I cant cuss on the server does that mean I cant cuss on the forums?)


The usual rule of the thumb if you don't want problems is don't cuss anywhere :)

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 06:44
by Festus1965
Sires wrote:
VictorKirkland wrote:(wait if I cant cuss on the server does that mean I cant cuss on the forums?)


The usual rule of the thumb if you don't want problems is don't cuss anywhere :)


agree, I was there for 6 days 10 hours a day, and got no ban ... so some people ... have manners, I don't have, or much better, I don't use at chats

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 20:33
by BillyS
Blocky Survival upgraded to MT 5.0! However, that didn't manage to fix some tubelib crashes, so those are still being worked on ... >_>

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 14:55
by Sires
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Sorry for the spam...

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 06:31
by VictorKirkland
May I ask what the 5.0 update brings? just bug fixes?

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 00:30
by Sires
VictorKirkland wrote:May I ask what the 5.0 update brings? just bug fixes?


https://dev.minetest.net/Changelog#0.4. ... 6.92_5.0.0

Not at all :) It has many features and new stuff(mainly for modding), but also bugfixes

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 08:08
by Festus1965
BillyS wrote:Currently the server is undergoing some trolling from a player claiming to be "beanies". If you see this guy, or he annoys you in PMs please report it. In the mean time, I'll me tightening security a bit so that he can't cause as much trouble.


I got Beanies playing on Pandorabox and have ban / kick privs

Beanies login posting porn, banned got IP 128.199.215.x
Beanies123 after login, posting porn again banned got IP 139.59.116.x

both IPs belong to same ISP in Singapore

and I also has another gamer, strange and tried to trick me with 2nd computer login, as '"TERROR" and kicked him, but also the gamer ArmedB4rrySploit got off same moment, haha
and guess - same IP from this ranges in Singapore as Beanies !

So I guess you get some data now for your router firewall !

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 04:01
by rheo
Festus1965 wrote:... Beanies login posting porn, banned got IP 128.199.215.x
Beanies123 after login, posting porn again banned got IP 139.59.116.x
...
So I guess you get some data now for your router firewall !


Thanks for the info. I'm an admin on BlS. I suppose I should share here what we know about beanies at this time.

1. Beanies seems to be a native of the Philippines, and speaks Ilocano, Tagalog, English, some Malaysian, and maybe some Spanish. He's stated his time zone (consistent with the Philippines) multiple times as well.
2. Beanies primarily connects using Globe Mobile (AS132199), a mobile ISP in the Philippines.
3. Beanies uses many VPNs to get around IP/network bans, primarily Digital Ocean (AS14061), which is a US-based company with a distributed VPN system with hosting around the world - e.g. the two IP ranges Festus1965 mentions are both Digital Ocean.
4. Most of Beanies' VPN connections are from non-residential IPs (e.g. VPS hosting), though I've caught him coming from reportedly residential IPs in Japan and Vietnam. I'm not 100% certain what the story is there - perhaps TOR or something similar.
5. He has multiple devices, which he can use to create (at least) two simultaneous connections to the same server through two VPNs. However, he doesn't have two pairs of hands...
6. Beanies has multiple guises. He's most obvious when he screams obscenity and makes lewd comments to other players, or advertises links to pornography and darkweb snuff sites. However, he also likes to pretend to be other players and frame them for various things (note that on some servers, you can add protection areas for other players, and then remove your original area...). He also likes to behave nice sometimes, get to know the server staff, be helpful, and accuse other players of being beanies. To that end, he's even gone as far as faking screenshots of PMs (which were easily debunked when compared to logs).
7. He generally runs minetest through a rooted and malware-infested android-derived OS. He also apparently has Windows and Linux, and has talked about rooting iOS as well. Recently, he seems to have started using a hacked minetest client.
8. He also has an account on these forums, and at one point even hosted his own minetest server. I've also found two separate youtube channels of his (where he hacks and griefs other games), and a gmail account that he accidentally sent me. The purpose of this post isn't to doxx him, so these are remaining private for now.
9. He's told me that that he currently prefers to hack PUBG instead of troll minetest servers, but he still pops by once or twice a week.

Beanies isn't the most dangerous kind of troll - I've yet to catch him actually damage anything through hacking. But he's annoying and persistent, and was apparently a large part of the reason why Bananaland was shut down (before its recent rebirth). We've considered using firewall rules to block the networks he frequently uses, but (1) he can get around these easily, and (2) we end up blocking legitimate players. We've considered using a service that automatically blocks any connection from a non-residential ASN, but he can get around that too, and some legit players also use VPNs. What we've found to be most effective on BlS is to use a verification mod that Billy wrote (I'd link to it, but it doesn't have a license and I'm not sure what he intends for it). This restricts new player accounts to a "purgatory" status where they can't interact with or talk to regular players, until they are verified by a moderator or admin. It has proven quite effective at neutering beanies, at the expense of keeping some legitimate players off the server. We tend to only keep it on when Beanies has been recently active, so new players still do join regularly without issue.

I'd love to hook ASN-awareness into the verification mod, so that players from certain networks are always sent to purgatory, but that's not a feature yet. To me, something of that scale feels like a proper long-term Beanies solution.

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 22:54
by Festus1965
Thanks for this enlarged Briefing,

* how do you verify a new gamer ? (passport, fingerprint, eyescan ?)
* Beanies like to be on a server at least with 2 Accounts, doing one nice, and bring up other gamer against you (admin, mod), fighting the bad one (after I miss at least 2 accounts the last day I am sure that was also him)
* at a sum of maybe max 250 gamer worldwide on the open Minetest servers, I don't mind about maybe loosing others by blocking now that two ranges, and as a vpn service they are blocked anywhere at me with vpn-block - safety first
and my server, webpage is still here, Pandorabox this morning all (mts and webpage) gone, I warned Walker to use the ranges, but ... not know the truth now
* you don't need two devices for several vpn, you just need good pc a lot of ram and virtual clients ... guess I can make 8 different VPN if I wanted (4/8 core, 32 GB Ram, 50/20 MB fiber internet) but ok I have here 8 PC also

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 02:21
by rheo
Festus1965 wrote:* how do you verify a new gamer ? (passport, fingerprint, eyescan ?)


It's generally pretty informal and heuristic. Are they connecting from a network frequented by problem players? Do they have an inappropriate name? Are they spewing profanity or garbage? Can they move or talk at all? Can they answer some simple questions?

Re: [Server] Blocky Survival: The unique server

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 05:05
by Festus1965
rheo wrote:It's generally pretty informal and heuristic. Are they connecting from a network frequented by problem players? Do they have an inappropriate name? Are they spewing profanity or garbage? Can they move or talk at all? Can they answer some simple questions?


Ah ok, sure I miss only checking the network for complains, but rest is same, just human check. But thanks, I thought some Mod ...