Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77984
Could it be a kernel bug?
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
Description of Problem:I have a dual boot system in the office and work, loading
RedHat 7.2 and Mandrake 8.2 in the office and Windows XP and RedHat 8.0 at home.
What I have noticed and this is strange ( you be the judge) when I play my fav
game (Unreal Tournament on line), which is loaded on all systems, it will play
the game on all internet servers just fine under Mandrake 8.2 with latest
updates, Windows XP or Redhat 7.2. But after I made updates to my RedHat 7.2
strange things started happening in online gaming.Just to trouble shoot I
installed RedHat 8.0 same problem so its got to be some latest patches. A breif
All the game servers in "Unreal Tournament" use something call a download
redirect to speed up the loading of different maps for the levels of the game.
Some of the servers allow map downloads to happen directley from the server,
which is very slow due to load balancing. I happen to run a few servers my self
so am very good with configurations. I do not allow on my servers a direct
download due to the slowdown of connection so I disalowed direct download.
Now here is the interesting part when I am playing the game on a RedHat Linux
all the servers that disallow direct download, meaning they will redirect your
request to a specific highspeed http/ftp download, will pop up a message saying
"The server refuses to send the data" The servers that allow download, will let
you download the map but at very low speed (hours). On the Mandrake or Windows
it works without a problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):Standard 7.2 and
8.0 versions with latest patches.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Linux version of Unreal Tournament from LokiGames.com
2. Play online games Death Match servers.
3. Compare clean install(no patches) RedHat 7.2 and RedHat 8.0
When touble shooting the redirect servers I manually downloaded the maps without
a problem. On the actual game server console i get a message "Received invalid
file request" "Server refuses to send"
P.S I disabled all the extra services on the workstation.
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