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skizo

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#1 12 years ago

I thought when a server banned a player, they just banned your IP, but wouldn't that mean that simply changing your IP would allow you to circumvent the ban? Specifically, the game in question is Call of Duty.




ExtorT

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#2 12 years ago

I don't play cod but for sof2 they ban the ip and the players name.




[CoUk]niu

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#3 12 years ago

"-The log used for stat tracking now includes player unique identifiers so players can be uniquely tracked based on cdkey instead of being tracked by player name. Note that there is no way anyone can determine your cdkey from your GUID. - Server administrators now have the option to Ban players from their server permanently. The banned players are stored in a "ban.txt" file on the server, which can be manually edited by the server admin. " Quote from:http://www.fileplanet.com/136305/130000/fileinfo/Call-of-Duty-v1.2-Multiplayer-Patch Seems like a similar system to BF42.




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#4 12 years ago

yeh exactly most server will ban your Guid,CD Key (this is got from your guid and is encrypted) and your ip




rob.

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#5 12 years ago

Some servers/games use hardware logs where they actually log the serial number of your, say, hard-drive. These are difficult to get around, as you would have to buy a new hard-drive. ;)




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#6 12 years ago
Robâ„¢Some servers/games use hardware logs where they actually log the serial number of your, say, hard-drive. These are difficult to get around, as you would have to buy a new hard-drive. ;)

If you PB hates you big time, it can give you a hardware ban. To circumvent this you will have to change your computer components. I hear they not only ban you for the particulary game but also for other pb games with this ban.