2 questions really.
I had a player, who occasionally harasses my server, who managed to manipulate GMOD in some way to ban 3 players on my server.
The normal “Disconnected: Added to banned list” message was what they got.
I’ve encountered this before by accident, in that the players aren’t banned in any of the lists, and restarting my server resolved the issue and let people join again.
Question 1: Is there a way to stop a malicious player from manipulating GMOD to ban players on the server like this?
The second issue is about IP banning, I want to ban a single IP address from playing on my server.
I’ve tried using the banned_ip file, but it just doesn’t seem to work. I’ve put in addip 0 x.x.x.x
Before you post, please note I know that banning by IP is not recommended, but I’m 99% sure this guy has a static IP address.
I understand that if he does not, I may ban a minuscule number of players from accessing my server, on the off chance they get the same IP address from their ISP’s DHCP.
This is a small risk I am willing to take.
Question 2: I’ve never used the banned_ip file before, so basically asking if someone can explain to me if there is more I need to do to get it to work.