General "Epic Masterserver is down!" thread.

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Re: General "Epic Masterserver is down!" thread.

Post by sektor2111 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:53 am

MrLoathsome wrote:Note, for 17 years, as far as I know, that bKeepMasterServer value has been set to False in all my client UT.ini files, with no problems.
Why it is suddenly relevant is a mystery to me.
During 17 years, Epic was operational a while, else GameSpy was stronger and nice and almost permanent. bKeepMasterServer=False was making game to return at default setup in any small failure case. Once returned to default setup, all other Masters are ignored and used default setup and default setup doesn't help :: Epic+GameSpy "hard-coded". I don't recall well but there is also another value bFallBackFactories or such which I don't know what exactly what it does without checking it again for a simple reason: Once set game properly and everything do works I'm not interested to change these values daily. Else my "news" section from browser is no longer coming from Epic for 2 years, so I don't have any clue if that thing works or not at this moment. My "news" section also is pointing my client to a valid IRC server if I want that because data is being loaded from a Web Server configured by myself (having reminders, links, etc.)
Luckily, or less luckily, this game was done allowing user to reconfigure things according to unwritten web rules (WebPages are dying - some of them because their owners are dying - I'm serious here). So player still alive has options to change browsers as it wants (not XBrowser who thinks it will live forever :loool: having hard-coded "news" page and other stuff - that's why I'm NOT using it).
There is a file over forum which I shared Networking.int into a zip archive which is opening some configurable options in "preferences" which UT's menu doesn't usually show (including pinging servers method - depending on how strong or weak is user's connection). I was "fascinated" to see 0 documents toward these configurable things and not described nowhere.

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Re: General "Epic Masterserver is down!" thread.

Post by Flak » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:40 am

Hey guys, I'll check into this! You can always ping me on Discord in the UT channel or email me at flak at epic games if there are issues with the master servers.

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Post by papercoffee » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Flak wrote:Hey guys, I'll check into this! You can always ping me on Discord in the UT channel or email me at flak at epic games if there are issues with the master servers.
:highfive: Thank you to chime in.

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Post by JackGriffin » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:22 pm

She's the best ever.
So long, and thanks for all the fish

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Post by Flak » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:55 pm

<3 Thank you <3

Could someone check and let me know if it's working?

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Post by Aldebaran » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:22 pm

Server browser works fine here now with utmaster.epicgames.com server. Thank you!

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Post by Flak » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:33 pm

Woooo!

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Post by sektor2111 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 pm

Indeed "wookie is back".
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Post by Metalfist » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:01 pm

Thank you Flak!
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Post by Chamberly » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Awesome! :rock:

Lol @ Wookie :ironic:
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Re: General "Epic Masterserver is down!" thread.

Post by Darkelarious » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:47 pm

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[2017-09-27 22:20:29]   [syncer]        found 639 (46 new) addresses at 199.255.40.174,28900 for ut (applet)
I can confirm. It will probably take some time before all servers are found again.

Now let's put this thread on ice until next year!
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Post by ShaiHulud » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:52 pm

Thanks Flak, much appreciated. Also Darkelarious for keeping tabs on this.
Flak wrote:Woooo!

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Post by UnrealGGecko » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:17 am

Heheh... wookie :lol:

Thank you very much Flak!

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Post by Dr.Flay » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:49 am

It may have eased a few minds if I said yesterday that I had emailed Flak and the head of Epic Infrastructure.
A very big thanks is indeed due, as Epic are very busy this week and we may have had a delay.

Note:
For the most complete browser listing, you must include the official Epic master (either unreal.epicgames.com or utmaster.epicgames.com), any of the 333networks "multimasters", and the Qtracker master gsm.qtracker.com

To make it clear, the "Fallback" switch in the UT config makes it behave like so;
True = The browser will use only 1 masterserver and will start by trying the first in the list, then Fallback to the next if it fails to respond.
False = The browser will use all the masterservers in the list at the same time.

If you host games. don't forget to also uplink to master.telefragged.com Port=27500
Their results are shown in the GameRanger tool, but their master does not send out a list like Qtracker does.

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Post by Darkelarious » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am

Wulp.

It looks like we are not yet entirely out of the woods:

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[2017-10-01 04:13:22]	[syncer]	found 625 (38 new) addresses at 199.255.40.174,28900 for ut (applet)
[2017-10-01 04:13:27]	[syncer]	found 625 (38 new) addresses at 199.255.40.174,28900 for unreal (applet)
[2017-10-01 04:43:20]	[refused]	on 199.255.40.174:28900
[2017-10-01 04:43:25]	[refused]	on 199.255.40.174:28900
[2017-10-01 05:13:20]	[refused]	on 199.255.40.174:28900
Epic Games responses stopped between 04:13h and 04:43h GMT. The responses remained the same until the time of this post.
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