Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

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Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Thu May 03, 2012 7:49 am

I run my redirect from a rented linux server and have only recently been seeing this problem.

There have been no changes for quite a few weeks now but redirect files of the same name show up in logs as "not found".

Example: Jurassic.u not found (and redirects incredibly slow) but jurassic.u is on redirect and downloads fine.
This hadn't been a problem until recently.
I've seen in the UCC logs a "case insensitive search". Is there a setting for this somewhere that somehow got changed and where is it?

I can keep an eye on the logs and upload the files & .uz's as needed but wonder why this is happening now after working fine for so long.

Anybody else run into this?
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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by MrLoathsome » Thu May 03, 2012 10:29 am

Yes. Did you change your redirect host recently?

I have had this happen in the past after switching redirects, and only thing I could do was slowly fix the case on the file that was on the redirect 1 at a time
as they showed up as problems.

Note, I found out that you can just rename the uz file on the redirect to fix it, which will save you a lot of time. Or at least that worked last time I had
to do it....
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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Feralidragon » Thu May 03, 2012 10:36 am

Linux is case-sensitive while Windows is case-insensitive on filenames.
Therefore, if you're using a Linux version of UCC, I guess it's going to be case sensitive in the case of filename, while the Windows version won't.

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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Hook » Sat May 05, 2012 6:31 am

Fuzz_Ball, is your server hosted at GameServers.com? (Linux?)
I thought you once said it was hosted there.

The trouble you said was something about Case Sensitivity and that it was having trouble finding files lately, thereby causing slow downloads to players.
Is your server and your redirect are Rented through GameServers.com?
You also said that you Upload your .uz files to the redirect.

Our servers are also rented through GameServers.com, and we also rent the redirect through them.
What puzzles me is the part about YOU uploading .uz files.
You should not have to even do that at all!
We Never upload any .uz files at all on our servers rented through GameServers.com that use GameServers.com's redirect.
GameServers.com redirecting is Totally Automated.
Any NON-Stock files that you put on your server should be Automatically Compressed and Redirected to any player connected that does not have that file on their UT install.
You should Never have to upload any .uz files at all with GameServers.com's redirect.

Also, GameServers.com Linux servers does this Case-insensitive search for you so there is NO need to worry about if SOME file names are not the correct case.

EXAMPLE from our {CMM} server's logs:

Server Package: MapVoteLA13
Case-insensitive search: MapVoteLA13 -> ../System/MapvoteLA13.u

UT finds it either way.

GameServers.com's automatic setup auto finds files no matter what the case of the file's name is in - upper or lower or both.
If you are having problems with this and it is hosted at GameServers.com, write up a fixit ticket and they should correct it.

A question...
Do you have some sort of Different Redirect rented from GameServers.com? (non-automatic?) - just wondering. :?
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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Sat May 05, 2012 7:58 pm

I do not use GS's redirect but another host provider.
What I must emphasize is that this has NOT been a problem for over 2 years!
It does seem to be coming from the redirect server side.
My site's error logs will specify a missing .uz file that differs only in font-case.
Before I contact their support (which is not quite stellar) I want to make sure I've not missed something within UT.
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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by []KAOS[]Casey » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:01 pm

Try making a file named .htaccess in the file server.

Put in the contents of "CheckSpelling on" only; this should enable case insensitive search if the server supports it.

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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:59 am

[]KAOS[]Casey wrote:Try making a file named .htaccess in the file server.

Put in the contents of "CheckSpelling on" only; this should enable case insensitive search if the server supports it.
Ah! That's a good idea Casey.
Makes sense to me & will give it a try.
Thanks!
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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by Hitman » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:34 am

Hey Fuzz, did it work ? I face the same problem with this case sense....

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Re: Case insensitive - - now sensitive?

Post by -=SoP=-axewound » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:20 pm

Assuming your web server is apache, you'll need this mod installed:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_speling.html

You can check for this in your httpd.conf file if you have access to it, look for this line:
LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so

You should also review this doc regarding .htaccess files:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html
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