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Game is visible to all?

Discussion in 'General Questions & Installation Support' started by kinwolf, Jul 16, 2017 at 10:14 PM.

  1. kinwolf

    kinwolf Member

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    I installed 3.7 and started it to migrate my campaign, I left the computer for a couple hours and when I came back, I had people that connected to the game and even request for sending update of the session.

    I admit I went :"WTF, how did they connect?"

    So my question is, how come they found the game? Is it published somewhere? How can I block this? Is there a place we must check now to make it private?
     
  2. Tay-Dor

    Tay-Dor Active Member

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    With the new networking, everyone can see your game in the drop down list when they start up as a player. Next time you start your campaign, put a password in your password field before launching.
     
  3. kinwolf

    kinwolf Member

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    Ah, didn't know that. It's the first time I started D20Pro with the new networking layer. Thanks.
     
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  4. HippyCraig

    HippyCraig New Member

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    I would like to suggest that at that start screen that a random generated password pre-fill that field every time. This would prevent accidental login's with an easy ability to override with your own password.

    Or make it a mandatory field, so that it can't be blank.
     
    #4 HippyCraig, Jul 21, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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  5. Krilion_GD

    Krilion_GD Community Manager
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    I don't know, it becomes habit to set your PW after a bit of use. Also, some people may want to run an open game, so I'd hate to force them to use a pw.
     
  6. HippyCraig

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    What about an option that can be turned on if you want it, off by default, kind of thing.
     
  7. TwistedTechMike

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    Or default with a password which can be removed for open games?
     
  8. kinwolf

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    I'd take it further and have a "Connect" button where D20Pro doesn't connect to anything until you decide so. it would be much better than having it advertised like it is now. When I sessions , , or simply fiddle in the program, there is absolutely no reason for D20Pro to advertise to all that it's running. I sure didn't like seeing all those connections attempt when I got back to my computer. If someone ever find a vulnerability in the software protocol and code, then it's only a small step to find a way to gain access(and let's face it, no software is ever 100% secure and java has many vulnerabilities itself)

    But I guess clicking "Enable TCPIP" might do that?
     
    #8 kinwolf, Jul 21, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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  9. Krilion_GD

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    that is the current model. the password field is empty by default.
     
  10. Krilion_GD

    Krilion_GD Community Manager
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    You can totally do this, just hit the enable TCP/IP toggle on the bottom, to use the old school method, and it will not show up on the sessions list. :)
     

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