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Hi guys,


Last few weeks or so our Call of Dyty 4 Server seems to stop streaming every few days, i go to automated hub and set up again and it streams fine for a day or so then stops again. Theres nothing we use that loads any default settings. We do have an older version of the Awe mod on our server but configs seem ok as it does stream when done in auto hub.


Any ideas?

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If you have a task running that sends regular heartbeats to the Hub

pb_sv_task 0 7200 pb_sv_ver or something similar, then thats all that is required to keep servers that are empty for long periods streaming.


Other admins have had this issue before and the most common root cause is a server or PB restart that execs a default cfg that does not contain the neccessary streaming commands.


That would be my first thing to check ........... I'm sure others have had different reasons for the sudden none streaming issue and will post them up here (hopefully :) )


If we get a few responses with various reasons/fixes, I will collate them all and pin as a new topic.

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we did get an email stating summit like after 3 days it wont email us again and it gave the pb_sv_task 0 7200 pb_sv_ver in the email and i did put the command up, but it still stopped streaming again, yes the server is empty for periods of time but just strange its started doing it now and not before with same circumstances, server rarely gets restarted same with punkbuster unless theres a map change or summit,.




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; Notes

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; Revision 1.1

; PBBans.com Universal pbsv.cfg

; Can be used for all PB enabled servers


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; General Settings

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pb_sv_MsgPrefix "^5PunkBuster Server"

pb_sv_MaxDlRate 4 //[KB/sec requested per file (default=4)]

pb_sv_MaxConDls 6 //[Concurrent downloads (default=1)]

pb_sv_MaxSendRate 8 // [speed at which PB Server sends pbcl and pbag updates in KBps (default=8)]

pb_sv_CQC 1 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=1)]

pb_sv_Sleep 60 //[# of Milliseconds (default=60)]

pb_sv_PowerMin 10 //[Power Points]

pb_sv_PowerDef 1 //[Power Points]

pb_sv_PowerKickLen 5 //[Minutes (default=5)]

pb_sv_DupNameGrace 0 //[seconds]

pb_sv_ExtChar 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_GuidRelax 0 //[1=UNKN, 2=WRONGIP, 4=DUP (add desired values)]

pb_sv_RconReload 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_LogSync 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_AutoUpdBan 1 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]



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; Other Settings

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pb_sv_Restrictions 1 //[Kick for Restrictions 0=No, 1=Yes (default=1)]

pb_sv_FileWhitelist "" //[Folder Filename Filename ... Filename]

pb_sv_EmptyName 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_LogFloor 1 //[Low log filename serial #]

pb_sv_MinName 0 //[Min Characters in Player name (default=0)]

pb_sv_MaxName 0 //[Max Characters in Player name (default=0)]

pb_sv_LanMask "" //[iP Address Mask for LAN Players (default=)]

pb_sv_Lan 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_ChangePeriod 300 // For pb_sv_ChangeMax

pb_sv_ChangeMax 5 // [Max name changes allowed in pb_sv_ChangePeriod] ex 5 changes in 300 seconds



; ------------------------------

; Kick Settings

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pb_sv_KickLen 5 //[Minutes (default=2)]

pb_sv_ScoreKick 0 //[Min score (negative) ]

pb_sv_UpdateGrace 2400 //[seconds to wait before Update Failure kick]

pb_sv_NoGuidGrace 10 //[seconds to wait before No GUID kick]



; ------------------------------

; PBSS Settings

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pb_sv_AutoSs 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_SsFloor 1 //[Low screenshot filename serial #]

pb_sv_SsCeiling 2000 //[High screenshot filename serial #]

pb_sv_AutoSsFrom 300 //[Min # of seconds to wait before requesting next ss]

pb_sv_AutoSsTo 1200 //[Max # of seconds to wait before requesting next ss]

pb_sv_SsCmd "" //[Filename of system command to run after screenshots]

pb_sv_SsWidth 400 //[Requested pixel width of remote screenshots]

pb_sv_SsHeight 204 //[Requested pixel height of remote screenshots]

pb_sv_SsXpct 50 //[Percentage across screen for remote screenshots]

pb_sv_SsYpct 50 //[Percentage down screen for remote screenshots]

pb_sv_SsSrate 1 //[sample Rate for remote screenshots]

pb_sv_SsDelay 0 //[Maximum delay client waits before capturing screenshot]

pb_sv_SsPath "" //[Path where remote screenshots are saved]

pb_sv_ssLogging 3 //[1=Reg. Log, 2=SS Log, 3=Both, 0=Neither]

pb_sv_ssTimeout 300 //[seconds]



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; Web Tool Settings

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_HttpPort 0 //[Port #]

pb_sv_HttpAddr "" //[External IP Address]

pb_sv_HttpKey "" //[Password]

pb_sv_HttpRefresh 30 //[seconds]

pb_sv_HttpMaps "" //[Map list (separate by spaces)]

pb_sv_HttpMapsPath "" //[Path where maps are loaded from in WebTool]

pb_sv_HttpColText1 "FFFFFF" //[Text Color #1 in WebTool (default=FFFFFF)]

pb_sv_HttpColText2 "0000FF" //[Text Color #2 in WebTool (default=0000FF)]

pb_sv_HttpColBack1 "000000" //

pb_sv_HttpColBack2 "808080" //

pb_sv_HttpColLine1 "FF0000" //[Line Color #1 in WebTool (default=FF0000)]

pb_sv_HttpColLine2 "0000FF" //[Line Color #2 in WebTool (default=0000FF)]

pb_sv_HttpColMsg "FF0000" //[Message Color in WebTool (default=FF0000)]

pb_sv_HttpShowGuid 1 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]



; ------------------------------

; CVAR Settings (Only for supported games)

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pb_sv_CvarFreq 6 //[# of range checks per minute]

pb_sv_CvarLogging 1 //[1=Reg. Log, 2=Var Log, 3=Both, 0=Neither]

pb_sv_CvarWalk 0 //[0=disabled, 1-4=Walk through obtained Cvar lists]

pb_sv_CvarUserPulse 20 //[Frequency to auto-send CvarUser (minutes)]

pb_sv_CvarChangedPulse 20 //[Frequency to auto-send CvarChanged (minutes)]



; ------------------------------

; Alias Settings (Only for supported games)

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_AliasFn "pbalias.dat" //[Filename (default="pbalias.dat")]

pb_sv_AliasAutoLoad 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]

pb_sv_AliasMax 10 //[Max # of Aliases to track for each PB GUID]

pb_sv_AliasMaxEnforce 0 //[0=No, 1=Yes (default=0)]



; ------------------------------

; PB Tasks (pb_sv_task [start delay (seconds)] [repeat (seconds)] [command])

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_task 0 7200 pb_sv_ver // Keep-Alive for PBBans Hub

pb_sv_task 0 86400 pb_sv_update // Check for PB updates daily



; ------------------------------

; Badname List (pb_sv_badname [grace_period_secs] [disallowed text])

; ------------------------------


;pb_sv_badname 10 server // Sample



; ------------------------------

; IP Guard

; ------------------------------

;pb_sv_ipguard // Sample



; ------------------------------

; Cvar List

; ------------------------------




; ------------------------------

; Protected Tags

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_protecttag 1 PBSTAFF

pb_sv_protecttag 1 PBBans



; ------------------------------

; Load Ban List

; ------------------------------





; ------------------------------

; Load IP Bans

; ------------------------------

;pb_sv_banmask "" // Sample



; ------------------------------

; PB UCON Settings / Lists

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_usessionlimit 3

pb_sv_ucontimeout 90



pb_sv_uconadd 1 "" "pbbhub" "pbbhub"



; ------------------------------

; Exec Configs

; ------------------------------

pb_sv_load pbsvlog.cfg

Edited by riggles
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My BF2 server does this all the time for no apparent reason. PBBANS will stream fine then the server will sit empty and we get the no streaming notice. I put the pb task in that sends the heartbeat and it doesnt work, I still end up with it not streaming. I redo the entire setup process to get it streaming again and sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt. Right now my server is showing not streaming but I put in the setup commands in a hour ago. Maybe its all this stuff with the new server, I dont know its just fustrating that if your server isnt going 24/7 its going to give you a no streaming notice. Hopefully it will work out.



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