Kicked by punkbuster for prior ban/kick (2 minutes)

Hi,

To my knowledge, I have never been banned from a server. Is there a specific reason I'm getting this kick from punkbuster?

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  • It could be that your account didn't authenticate due to not logging in. It happens alot if you try to joing a game or match from steam by joinning a friends game and not starting the game first.
    Did you try to start the game by an invite from a steam friend or by joining a steam friend game?
  • -SE-Ehlonna-SE-Ehlonna Posts: 3Player
    edited November 14
    No. I was playing on the CMH server when I got kicked.

    That's a good point though, it IS Tuesday. I was just curious about the nature of previous ban/kick, since I have never been banned and I don't hack.

    I should mention that I have gotten kicked for "failure to authenticate" due to steam being down, but this is a different error message all together.
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 929Moderator
    The exact kick message could be useful, you didn't go to jail for ROE violation by any chance?
    (i don't know if PB handles these type of kicks tho)
    Anyway, the kick is most likely not cheat related, but its hard to tell sins its a follow up kick.
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  • -SD-DELTON-ACI--SD-DELTON-ACI- Posts: 1,362Player
    You may have been kicked for any number of reasons the message you got prior ban/kick (2 minutes) shows only how many minutes you have left before you can rejoin that server i am sure if you try to join again all will be fine.
  • Hey.I.Have.A.GunHey.I.Have.A.Gun Posts: 570Player
    Hi,

    To my knowledge, I have never been banned from a server. Is there a specific reason I'm getting this kick from punkbuster?

    It could be some server running a nonsensical restriction like "too many past usernames."
  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    Don't worry about it to much, you didn't do anything wrong. We have it a lot lately with the linux servers, people lose connection on map switch and join back in to fast for the server to realize you were gone causing it to kick for duplicated GUID. Although not saying this is the case with you, it can be anything and since its on the official server they use the standard KickLen of 2 minutes in the pbsv.

    - Ignoring MD5Tool Queries
    - Losing Key Packets
    - Service Communication Failure
    - PB INIT FAILURE
    - Disallowed Program/Driver

    These are the most common one's that I see daily, just make sure you have updated your PunkBuster (Only after a fresh install of AAPG will it run the older client and not auto update itself) and make sure both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe are allowed in your firewall / anti-virus program.
  • -SE-Ehlonna-SE-Ehlonna Posts: 3Player
    frankof wrote: »
    The exact kick message could be useful, you didn't go to jail for ROE violation by any chance?
    (i don't know if PB handles these type of kicks tho)
    Anyway, the kick is most likely not cheat related, but its hard to tell sins its a follow up kick.

    Sorry, I tried to be as exact as possible but I accidentally restarted my computer and no longer have s screenshot.

    It is not ROE kick.

    I am only concerned because it says "prior ban/kick" and to my knowledge I have never been banned.
  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    I am only concerned because it says "prior ban/kick" and to my knowledge I have never been banned.
    Removing "-SE-Ehlonna" **** (2 minute) Prior Kick/Ban
    

    This means you got kicked for something, and when the server (official does) have their KickLen on 2 minutes it instantly kicks you with that message. It doesn't mean you are banned, or violated anything.
  • H.E.A.T.H.E.A.T. Posts: 75Player
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up
  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    edited November 15
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.
  • H.E.A.T.H.E.A.T. Posts: 75Player
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.
    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    edited November 16
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.

    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

    If the server owner set their KickLen to 0 minutes then he can instantly reconnect, unless they have their server streamed and the player gets kicked for md5's (if cheat related) it will be a permanent ban on that server and any other server streaming to the anti cheat organization.
  • H.E.A.T.H.E.A.T. Posts: 75Player
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.

    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

    If the server owner set their KickLen to 0 minutes then he can instantly reconnect, unless they have their server streamed and the player gets kicked for md5's (if cheat related) it will be a permanent ban on that server and any other server streaming to the anti cheat organization.
    no sir you get that wrong:(if i cheat in m5tool or the other then that coming up.)i never hack and i see alot off this in usa server but they told me at i need the proof uh wtf.

  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    edited November 16
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.

    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

    If the server owner set their KickLen to 0 minutes then he can instantly reconnect, unless they have their server streamed and the player gets kicked for md5's (if cheat related) it will be a permanent ban on that server and any other server streaming to the anti cheat organization.

    no sir you get that wrong:(if i cheat in m5tool or the other then that coming up.)i never hack and i see alot off this in usa server but they told me at i need the proof uh wtf.

    Unless you are referring to "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries", that is not cheat related and can be fixed if the server owner increases the value for md5toolfreq because that's the cause most of the time for those kicks. But I can assure you that any md5tool kicks related to known cheats on a streamed server will result in a permanent ban.
  • H.E.A.T.H.E.A.T. Posts: 75Player
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.

    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

    If the server owner set their KickLen to 0 minutes then he can instantly reconnect, unless they have their server streamed and the player gets kicked for md5's (if cheat related) it will be a permanent ban on that server and any other server streaming to the anti cheat organization.

    no sir you get that wrong:(if i cheat in m5tool or the other then that coming up.)i never hack and i see alot off this in usa server but they told me at i need the proof uh wtf.

    Unless you are referring to "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries", that is not cheat related and can be fixed if the server owner increases the value for md5toolfreq because that's the cause most of the time for those kicks. But I can assure you that any md5tool kicks related to known cheats on a streamed server will result in a permanent ban.
    what did you mean at this Unless you are referring to "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries its in your files and if you have something wrong at this files and maybe you get the ban or kick.did you ever cheak the pb and aci a this??

  • nL^Z0naGaming_nL^Z0naGaming_ Posts: 659Player
    edited November 16
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    H.E.A.T. wrote: »
    hi ther all if punkbuster update and then you need to go to your game and update from ther in steam you will see at punkbuster coming up first.its happing to me but was long time ago.but you need to look if that are m5tools kick then that kick/ban shows up

    To update PunkBuster you should use the PB Setup;
    http://evenbalance.com/pbsetup.php

    md5Tool kicks are mostly violations, so I doubt he gets kicked because of that. It's most likely he runs an outdated (fresh game install) PB version or has network time outs.

    yes you have right i see alot at this m5tools and they get kick/ban but they coming back in the server and not be kick/ban??

    If the server owner set their KickLen to 0 minutes then he can instantly reconnect, unless they have their server streamed and the player gets kicked for md5's (if cheat related) it will be a permanent ban on that server and any other server streaming to the anti cheat organization.

    no sir you get that wrong:(if i cheat in m5tool or the other then that coming up.)i never hack and i see alot off this in usa server but they told me at i need the proof uh wtf.

    Unless you are referring to "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries", that is not cheat related and can be fixed if the server owner increases the value for md5toolfreq because that's the cause most of the time for those kicks. But I can assure you that any md5tool kicks related to known cheats on a streamed server will result in a permanent ban.

    what did you mean at this Unless you are referring to "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries its in your files and if you have something wrong at this files and maybe you get the ban or kick.did you ever cheak the pb and aci a this??

    The PunkBuster on the server (if setup correctly with configs) sends requests to check every player with md5tool checks, if the frequency is set to low the players side starts ignoring some of the requests and when that happens PunkBuster will kick those players under "Ignoring MD5Tool Queries".

    Then some servers, like I use to do also check non-cheat related md5's. The one I checked as well was AAGame.exe, which is not cheat related but we did that to check the hash and see if people manipulated it. If done incorrectly PunkBuster will kick players for having the wrong AAGame.exe. That's why I'm telling you that only cheat related md5's will result in a permanent ban on streamed servers, if you don't stream your server they can come back to that same server unless the server admin manually bans that player.

    Unless I understand you questions incorrect since I'm pretty much playing cryptogram with your words, this is how the system works.. You can test it all out on a local server, but don't use known cheats for testing because that can still result in a global ban.
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