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Postby Zora » Fri Dec 15, 06 7:06 pm

Nephthys — is a security modification to Deus Ex, which makes your game invulnerable to most of types of attacks and also adds many features (for both players and servers). It's strongly recommended that you install it. Installation is fully automated and requires only a couple of seconds.
In this topic you can download the latest Nephthys version. Make sure to check it from time to time to see if there are any updates.
(Added by Dae, the text below by Zora)

Here's the new Nephthys V1.4 alpha version which may handle the current attacks way better than the old one.

Key changes since V1.3
  • RIJ attack detection
  • Challenge/response connection checking
  • Quiet bans (no message, no log)
  • Self-deleting bans (after a configurable time)
  • Subnet attack detection and banning
  • Max. number of players per IP configurable
  • List overlapping ban entries
  • New options in connection status list
  • HoldConnSeconds now is calculated automatically on map start
  • Bug fixed at deletion of multiple ban entries at once
  • 7-Zip doesn't need to be installed with Windows Administrator privileges to be recognized
  • Smaller Nephthys.ini file

Very important
You must use NptServerQuery to get the full attack protection. There must not be a log line complaining about missing NptServerQuery in the server log console window after you started a server. Usually the installer will take care about it though (don't bypass that!).

Very important after upgrade from any older version:
Change these settings:
Advanced Options -> Nephthys -> Attacks -> DRJA -> ConnCountForDRJA = 50
Advanced Options -> Nephthys -> Attacks -> DRJA -> TimeDeltaForDRJA = 1

The current versions, the full feature list and the online manual are available at http://zzora.altervista.org/Nephthys.html

After installation, the manual of the installed version is also available at "C:\DeusEx\Help\Nephthys Documentation.html" (or whatever you chose as target folder during installation).

Go on and get fun! :)

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Old discussion thread

This particular post is updated when a new release comes out. The download below is the latest version of Nephthys!
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Postby Lifted » Sun Dec 31, 06 3:49 am

Except your program just accused me of an RIJ attack.

Nephthys: 2006/12/31 01:42:34: RIJ attack from 24.136.62.160:3705 detected: 3 incomplete connections within 25.619776 seconds, known as '.n0rthéRn^Lìghts .admin Player [~]§§§.ìzZl駧§[~] f'dUpOnOxyCotton n_dubz Pennywise'
Nephthys: 2006/12/31 01:42:34: IP 24.136.62.0-24.136.62.255 '' banned in slot 1

I mean honestly, SilentScope just wants to own. :(
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Postby Ste » Mon Jan 01, 07 12:07 am

Yeah true, id like to know why its done this because no offense to the mod maker but theres no instrctions on ANY of these settings
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Postby Dae » Mon Jan 01, 07 12:18 am

No offence to you, but there is a giant .html help file in Help/ folder of your Deus Ex :wink:
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Postby JeJ » Wed Jan 03, 07 6:00 am

Anyway of getting a manual installation method?
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Postby Dae » Wed Jan 03, 07 12:50 pm

Make a new folder on your computer, make folders "System" and "Help" inside it, then place all ini's from your servers FTP, then copy DeusEx.exe, IPDrv.dll, IPDrv.int from Deus Ex installed on your computer, and point Nephthys to that folder. It will think that its Deus Ex because it has DeusEx.exe in it, and will install Nephthys there. Then delete DeusEx.exe and upload System/ folder to the servers FTP.
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Postby ~M3GG4~ » Mon Jan 29, 07 10:52 pm

Hey i am having a problem with nepthty's..i downloaded it installed it and my server is still going up by 311 player a min, can anybody help ?
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Postby Kaiden » Mon Jan 29, 07 10:54 pm

Is this the right place to put this quote? If so, then make sure you have done this;

Very important after upgrade from any older version:
Change these settings:
Advanced Options -> Nephthys -> Attacks -> DRJA -> ConnCountForDRJA = 50
Advanced Options -> Nephthys -> Attacks -> DRJA -> TimeDeltaForDRJA = 1
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Postby ~M3GG4~ » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:00 pm

yes on my server's advance options i went to nephty's and made sure that , that was correct
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Postby Kaiden » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:10 pm

Hm.. And you have the latest version ( Top of topic ) and you installed it all right? Like putting the .ddl files in /System?
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Postby ~M3GG4~ » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:23 pm

did it not do that automatically? i read readme n it didnt say that
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Postby The RZA » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:26 pm

dude, post this stuff in discussion.
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Postby ~M3GG4~ » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:34 pm

*sigh* well it's already here now soo.. what files do i need to put in my dx system ? thanks
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Postby Kaiden » Mon Jan 29, 07 11:42 pm

Indeed he's right but I'll finish your question.

Ok, put the attached file in your system folder(Extract the .ddl file from the Zip folder). Make a BackUp first incase it goes wrong! And see if thats works.
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Postby Imperial » Sun Feb 04, 07 11:52 pm

Is it possible for the next version to be done manually as well as automatically? Like just have all needed files into system, then changes to ini?
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Postby Imperial » Mon Feb 19, 07 11:41 pm

Two suggestions:

Seeing as the mod is being abused, with ip ranges being banned eventually, could the next one have a 24 hour, or weekly clean on the ban table for Nepyths.

Of course you can do it manually, but this can take a lot of time when there is over 100 entries, in one day.

Also, maybe make the banning system not as harsh? A lot of people who are innocent to the whole ordeal, again because of abuse to Nephthys.
I have heard if you get banned from the server( again, ip ranges are getting banned all the time) you can not only not get into the server but also are banned from seeing it. :/
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Postby ~ô¿ô~Nobody~ » Mon Feb 19, 07 11:49 pm

When I started my test 0aug server, it right banned dae after joining for a RUF attack. :lol:
After adjusting the settings, he could join.
Sometimes it helps to read the documentation and adjust the settings (not always, though)
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Postby Imperial » Mon Feb 19, 07 11:51 pm

RUF Attack? o.O

My server just banned someone die for an RIj Attack lol

Hold on a sec..
EDIT: AutoBanDeleteSeconds=2419200

that?
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Postby Imperial » Tue Feb 20, 07 5:15 pm

bump? :roll:
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Postby ~¤Hit[+]Män¤~ » Mon Apr 02, 07 11:50 pm

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Postby Dae » Fri May 11, 07 4:40 pm

Code: Select all
bReportMeshSkinFace     true     whether to report meshes, skins and faces (Deus Ex only) of players

I think it should be false by default, since players got almost no choice in appearance and all the servers use standard meshes, skins, faces. You can't pick face/skin/model like in UT, there are only 4 types for DM and 1 type per each team in TDM.

And I haven't managed to make a new server rule apparently. Maybe DXMTL doesn't display it :-k
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Dono if this helps at all... usefull to know at least...

Postby thinkr » Fri Aug 03, 07 2:04 am

I found this after installing MMUserInterface ...

I'm sure it doesn't cause the problems that might have occured above, just thought, i'd mention it for people reading and using this mod as well....

"Quote from Alex"
Now, we have 2 things, 1 for those who use Nepthys, and 1 for those who don't.
If you have Nepthys:
Add this under the part we just searched for:
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ServerActors=Nephthys.NptServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.dxmtl.eu MasterServerPort=27900

hope this helps... for people using both of these... :roll:

PS... So is the false RIJ attack problem comfirmmed to be a configuration problem or is it actually a bug or unresolved?
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Postby Professor Layton » Fri Aug 03, 07 10:16 am

Well, Lifted connected to the server 3 times in 25 seconds, which made Nephthys label it as an attack. Just don't reconnect too much to a server in a small timeframe and you shouldn't experience any problems.
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Re: Dono if this helps at all... usefull to know at least...

Postby Zora » Fri Aug 03, 07 5:11 pm

thinkr wrote:ServerActors=Nephthys.NptServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.dxmtl.eu MasterServerPort=27900
This setting is changed during Nephthys installion. So if you installed Nephthys correctly you don't have to do anything here.

If you think you messed up with the installation, please read the manual installation instructions (included in the installed Nephthys documentation, usually C:\DeusEx\Help\Nephthys Documentation.html). However, never add Nephthys as ServerPackage.

thinkr wrote:So is the false RIJ attack problem comfirmmed to be a configuration problem or is it actually a bug or unresolved?
RIJ attack detection counts the number of Repetitive Incomplete Join attempts per time. If it exceeds the configured values (again, please see Nephthys documentation for details, search for "RIJ") the connection gets blocked or banned or whatever Nephthys is configured to do.

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Postby Kaiden » Fri Aug 03, 07 5:31 pm

Hm, I don't think he /Help folder was included with any installation version but the first one. :/ It's not with the current one atleast..
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Postby Dae » Fri Aug 03, 07 6:19 pm

If you have Nephthys installed, you can find a documentation in .html in the /Help folder under DeusEx/. It was included in all the versions.
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Postby Shinobi » Sun Sep 23, 07 3:09 pm

^^ True. C:\deusex\help\nephthysdocumentation.html is my best friend!

Lol, anyhoo - as I posted somewhere else, Dae, here is the latest version: http://zzora.altervista.org/Nephthys_v1.4a123_inst.zip

I know I'm just being pedantic by keeping on about this, as it has no real improvements over 1.4A100 which you name in 1st post... but... It's always good to have the most up-to-date software :)

Incidentally, if anyone at [A] would like to help me persuade as many players as possible to install the Nephthys client, I'd appreciate it. More servers with web support, I wanna see!
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Postby Dae » Sun Sep 23, 07 3:13 pm

Zora said, that the version on his site is alpha- meaning pre-beta version of his mod, and he recommends to use the one provided here, as it's the latest stable version.
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Postby Shinobi » Mon Sep 24, 07 4:22 pm

Oh...

Oops.

Well, thanks for the heads up! And sorry I tried to correct ya.
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Postby Zora » Tue Nov 06, 07 8:34 am

V1.4a100 was the first alpha version of Nephthys for Deus Ex (the "a" in the version number stands for "alpha").

However, V1.4a130 was out long enough without problems now, so feel free to test it and to give any feedback.

Especially if you want to use the new 7-Zip beta version you should also upgrade to Nephthys V1.4a130.

@ Admin/Moderator:
May you please add the following text to the first post:
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The current versions, the full feature list and the online manual are available at http://zzora.altervista.org/Nephthys.html.

After installation, the manual of the installed version is also available at "C:\DeusEx\Help\Nephthys Documentation.html" (or whatever you chose as target folder during installation).
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Also, may you please update the first post's download?

Thanks!

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