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  Reply # 514878 1-Sep-2011 10:11 Send private message

*cough* ;)



It is only a content server; gaming-wise, Gameplanet's servers are local and served out of our network :).

It's still populating currently, which'll take some time... and even when it's fully populated, we can't guarantee your Steam client will pick our server as its source, so we can't guarantee you'll get local traffic (you'll need to look for the various Steam management software packages for that).  That said, it's in, it's serving (I'm guessing probably just TF2 patches currently!), and it's awesome :D.



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  Reply # 514902 1-Sep-2011 10:26 Send private message

YAY!!!
Thank you frio.
I will be waiting for it to go live.
Should be interesting to see what games get cached on it.
Yeah someone pointed out GamePlanet's steam servers, which is really good.




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  Reply # 514906 1-Sep-2011 10:30 Send private message

frio: *cough* ;)





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  Reply # 514910 1-Sep-2011 10:36 Send private message

Any chance of the server IP?



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  Reply # 514912 1-Sep-2011 10:38 Send private message

I did not think that it was up and running yet.




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  Reply # 514919 1-Sep-2011 10:42 Send private message

Frio, what is the IP address (or addresses) for this Steam server?

I've just installed SteamWatch and would like to explicitly whitelist it.




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  Reply # 514931 1-Sep-2011 10:55 Send private message

It's up and running - has been since last night :).  IP is 58.28.25.146.  Like I said though, it's still populating, so there's very little content on it now - I'd hold off putting it in your Steamwatch for a week or so.  Probably a bit premature announcing it before everything's on it, but I'm pretty stoked to have it up and running (and have nothing but respect for Valve's amazing professionalism!).



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  Reply # 514935 1-Sep-2011 11:02 Send private message

so no idea what is going to be on it in the end?




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  Reply # 514936 1-Sep-2011 11:02 Send private message

Sweet, thanks.




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  Reply # 514942 1-Sep-2011 11:12 Send private message

nedkelly: so no idea what is going to be on it in the end?

None; that's all controlled by Valve.  It's got enough space in it to be a fairly complete cache though, so hopefully, a good chunk of the Steam catalogue :). 



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  Reply # 514953 1-Sep-2011 11:21 Send private message

Yay.
Thanks so much Frio.

How long until it is officially announced? 




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  Reply # 514961 1-Sep-2011 11:27 Send private message

Beyond posting in a few forums, I don't really know what entails an "official announcement" for us :).

If we did do anything, it'd be at least a couple of weeks - I'd want the server to be pretty well populated first. 



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  Reply # 514964 1-Sep-2011 11:32 Send private message

Good point.
I was just going to post about it on some forums.




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  Reply # 514993 1-Sep-2011 12:04 Send private message

Just tried out SteamWatch. I think it'll work well, though the default 4-second connection-check interval is probably too long.

Alternatively, I found some instructions on TelstraClear about how to block unwanted Steam content servers using your own firewall.

Steps are clear. Just need to use Xnet's address. Examples are for Windows Firewall but you could do this on Mac or even WinXP using a firewall program.

For remote port 27030, block IP addresses that don't match 58.28.25.146. eg, block remote IP ranges from 0.0.0.0-58.28.25.145 and 58.28.25.147-255.255.255.255.

Not able to download anything right now since the server is more or less empty, but hopefully things'll start working in a week ;)




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  Reply # 515012 1-Sep-2011 12:40 Send private message

If it's only 1u and assuming you had 4x 3.5" 3TB drives in RAID 5 that's only 8TB, thought Steam was more than that?

Wouldn't it be easier to pay Orcon a few bucks a month to use theirs? Its basically free across the APE for the data transfers? 





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