Old 22nd September 2013, 04:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mojang servers still down. Is there any way to direct connect and bypass them?
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Old 22nd September 2013, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think so as it's the only way mojang can check if you're on a paid account or not. I guess technically you could have a hacked server that doesn't check with mojangs authentication servers first, but I'm pretty sure that's against the EULA
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Old 22nd September 2013, 06:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They were up for a while - and there are a couple of folks on. I guess it is an up and down day!
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Sounds like it was a good night to be stuck at work lol
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Old 22nd September 2013, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's pretty amazing though when you think about it that due to a single server (or server cluster I assume) millions of people are stopped from playing a game
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Old 22nd September 2013, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Very scary, and I (again) am one of those millions.
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Must be my fault... I start playing MC again yesterday and get up this morning to an empty house (finally) and though "Wouldn't it be nice to plant some crops in my hidey hole so I don't starve to death" and the auth servs are down.

We have a similar problem at work, an Auth Serv for our software. We did build in a 24 hour grace period and I get notified within a minute or so of the server being unreachable or not processing the requests.

That said, we only use an Amazon EC2 (which can start a new instance if it falls over) with just shy of 3000 users...

I'm hoping Mojang have more than that, or at least that.
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Old 22nd September 2013, 09:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm hoping Mojang have more than that, or at least that.
I'm sure it's just an old Dell desktop standing on a table somewhere

I'm looking at @mollstam tweets and it looks like they did a software upgrade or something a few days ago. This might be related to that, maybe in the form of a memory leak or similar.

Aaand it's back up again!
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Old 23rd September 2013, 02:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The problem becomes, as now with the login servers down again, that everyone is subject to the ability of one server to stay online. I understand it is a matter of digital rights management (DRM) but there should be a way for players to connect to one another directly.

After all, it makes little sense when I can connect directly if I can "authenticate" with their server.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Servers can be disconnected from Mojang but the problem is that there is no way to confirm that the players are who they say they are. The Mojang have enough problems with people asking if they visited servers because someone with Dinnerbone or Notch's name logged on. This also extends to people pretending to be well-known players. Due to the permissions software, it becomes a security risk for servers.

So servers can be "offline" (to Mojang at least) but that introduces risks.

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