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FreeBSD 4.x vs. 5.x
#1
I'm going to be getting a server in the new year for cs:s running FreeBSD. I used to host a few servers running the old cs pre and post steam.

Anyone care to comment on using the 4.x line vs the 5.x line for srcds hosting?
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#2
Or even your experience using one or the other. I used to use the 4.x line for the old cs and was fairly happy with it. Linux for a host os is not an option in my case, so looking for feedback from those using 4.x or 5.x.
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#3
5.x

4.x has issues with running the new srcds i hear. there may be workarounds but i am not sure.

i would go with 5.x all day long. although if it is strictly for a cs:source server, go with a Windows 2003 server. srcds runs better on windows unfortunately Sad
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#4
a non-*nix os is not an option due to security. Performance can take a back seat somewhat, as I wouldn't sleep at night.

My server ended up being FreeBSD 4.10. To get it to work I needed into NOT install the default linux emulation package (base-6) but linux-base-8 out of the ports tree.

After that, it all worked fairly well.

specs so far:
P4-2.8
512MB ram

16 player runs around 30-34% cpu when full.
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#5
Wicked Wrote:a non-*nix os is not an option due to security. Performance can take a back seat somewhat, as I wouldn't sleep at night.

My server ended up being FreeBSD 4.10. To get it to work I needed into NOT install the default linux emulation package (base-6) but linux-base-8 out of the ports tree.

After that, it all worked fairly well.

specs so far:
P4-2.8
512MB ram

16 player runs around 30-34% cpu when full.
I have basically the same specs as you, but i have 2 CS:S servers, 1 20 slot, 1 16 slot, and 1 hlds 20 slot and they're normally full and i don't even think they hit near 50% usage.
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#6
I should add that I have tweaked the HZ setting and a few other items to provide better performance at the cost of resource usuage. If I changed that back then my cpu numbers look closer to yours.

I only plan to run 2 servers on this machine, and for the same clan at that. If I where a game host it would be a slightly different story.
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#7
hey since u guys seem like the only ones to get cs:source deadicted server running on freebsd i hope you can help me

soon as it starts it crashs
$ ./srcds_run -game cstrike +maxplayers 20 +map de_dust +ip 70.84.*.* +port 27015
Auto detecting CPU
Using SSE2 Optimised binary.
Auto-restarting the server on crash
Unable to determine CPU Frequency

so i did what they suggested here on the forums

-bash-2.05b$ uname -mp
i386 i386

its a P4 3.0ghz HT with 1024 ddr and a 200 gig drive

and i dont know what to do now... im thinknig theres no srcds_i386 file even in the folder only a srcds_i686, srcds_i586 and srcds_amd so i dano wtf to think am i screwd? please if you could lend a hand let me know

garettmnc@hotmail.com
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#8
Do you have linux compatibilty enabled and running?
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#9
i am running a 24/7 office server with 32 player max, running FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE. Getting bad lag issues for a couple months now, and havnt been able to iron them out unfortunately Sad
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