Rust servers not appearing, says updating at the bottom

so when i start rust up and hit play game, i see no servers, at the bottom it says updating. it is up to date as it says jan 24 up in the right corner. i have tried re downloading rust several times. i have tried re installing steam completely, net.connect doesn’t work just says connection failed. i have restarted my router. i have restarted my PC. i have verified game files via steam and some thing does pop up in the downloads section for rust but says 0 bytes/ 0 bytes. made sure to opt out of betas. attempted to run rust.exe as administrator and it doesn’t start up don’t know if that has something to with it or not. checked firewall through bit-defender all steam files are allowed. i have no idea what to do next, am i the only one having this problem. any advice would be awesome