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Offline HeLiOn_PrImE

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computer or account identifier
« on: September 23, 2011, 23:22 »
I daily look at the ban appeals to see what excuses are brought by cheaters and I often came across these terms.

What is a computer or account identifier? I mean it obviously helps you prevent ban evading, but what information does it hold? And more importantly, how can it be created?
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Re: computer or account identifier
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 23:34 »
It's nothing personally identifiable, it's been hashed so to us it either looks like a checkbox (yes or no - does it match with .... account) or loads of random numbers and characters.

I can't go into deep detail as it would allow people to ban evade.
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Re: computer or account identifier
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 00:45 »
not even in PM? I run my own server and I face this like more than 10 times per day because the little hackers are very persistent. I've searched over the sa-mp forum, but I got nothing.
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Re: computer or account identifier
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 04:08 »
From what I take of it, Whats happening is that every time you connect to a server, your IP and SWID (Software ID) get transmitted through the console. I guess that the server has access to this information and if the SWID matches, it probably displays a message to the admins.

This isn't rocket science to figure out.
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Re: computer or account identifier
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 18:51 »
not even in PM? I run my own server and I face this like more than 10 times per day because the little hackers are very persistent. I've searched over the sa-mp forum, but I got nothing.


Sa-mp forum does not allow posting about it either. It's a feature known for the chosen ones only.

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Re: computer or account identifier
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 05:01 »
that's just great... Thx anyway...
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