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Failed to read CFG file

#1
I have been trying to set up a dedicated server but it refuses to read the server.cfg file. I have tried putting it in every location i could think of, but to no avail. Is there any thing I could do to fix this?

Also I'm wondering if the server poses a threat to network security
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#2
By default, if the server.cfg isn't placed right, you should get an explicit message:
Server Console Wrote:You have not written any server.cfg file yet.
The server will therefore run at default settings.

For information on how to set up a dedicated server,
look at the files in the server/ subdirectory of your
Xonotic install.

Is this the message you get? How do you start your dedicated server?
More importantly, have you read the readme in the server directory?
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#3
You need to put the server.cfg into your $userdir/data.
For linux that's something like /home/griff/.xonotic/data/
On windows it should be at My Documents/My Games/Xonotic/data
Then start the dedicated.bin or exe with +serverconfig server.cfg
I can provide you some simple scripts to manage servers on linux using the screen app if you like.
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#4
Start the dedicated server using the shell script. server_windows.bat for windows. And read the readme.
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#5
I don't know much about windows batch files but if I read it correctly he has to place the server.cfg into his installdir's data for server_windows.bat to work. So forget about what I said earlier about userdirs if you go that way.
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#6
Yes, exactly. server.cfg should be modified and placed into a data root directory, and the dedicated server should be launched using the script (or at least using the commandline parameters from the script)
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#7
Would "which server.cfg" show if the server is actually reading a server.cfg?

>Also I'm wondering if the server poses a threat to network security
Which network - clients, the servers, or even the servers hosts network? How would Xonotic threaten anybody's security? (maybe if they overdose on lines of coke Tongue)
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#8
Read the console log, if you get the message that I copied above it means that the server loaded the placeholder server.cfg from the data pk3, which means you need to override that with a proper configuration in the data dir.
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#9
overwrite the server.cfg from the data and use the right startparameter .. here an linux examble.
./xonotic-linux32-dedicated case "$(uname -m)" in x86_64) executable="xonotic-linux64-dedicated" ;; *) executable="xonotic-linux32-dedicated" ;; esac +serverconfig server.cfg
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#10
Why would he overwrite it? It's in the data pk3, isn't it? He just needs to put a server.cfg in a data directory and it will take priority over the one in the data pk3.
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#11
(03-23-2012, 02:14 AM)Mr. Bougo Wrote: Why would he overwrite it? It's in the data pk3, isn't it? He just needs to put a server.cfg in a data directory and it will take priority over the one in the data pk3.
* Spaceman agrees with SexyBougo Heart
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#12
It ends up that windows was installed on my laptop after it was repaired. In windows a command line window opens for dedicated server so I don't need to change CFG anymore. Thanks for taking time to answer though Smile
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