TM2 Stadium; curious connections from players or bots

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TM2 Stadium; curious connections from players or bots

Post by iz » 07 Jul 2019, 14:58

I'm running a dedicated server 24/7 (RetliG), and have a couple of scripts monitoring the activity such as when players are connecting and disconnecting, from what IP and so forth.

Recently I've noticed a couple of recurring IP:s (37.235.1.174, 37.235.1.177 and 5.135.91.67, primarily in France and Austria if "whois" is to be trusted, which isn't necessarily the case) that several times a day establish connections lasting no more than 5 - 10 seconds.

Does anyone have a clue as to what this might be about? The behaviour seems very odd, and I find it hard to believe that there are actual human players behind those IP:s. Then again, I fail to see the point in having bots connecting to TM2-servers.

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Re: TM2 Stadium; curious connections from players or bots

Post by TMarc » 07 Jul 2019, 16:17

It could be a port scan and a try to breach into your server, misunsing known vulnerabilities.
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Re: TM2 Stadium; curious connections from players or bots

Post by iz » 07 Jul 2019, 17:01

TMarc wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 16:17
It could be a port scan and a try to breach into your server, misunsing known vulnerabilities.
You're probably right. I'll just block those IP:s in the firewall and leave it at that.

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