Server Security

Linux For Linux Users

Never run your server as root because this can make your whole system vulnerable!

Important Settings

The most important settings for server security:

External Remote Control (RCon)

External RCon is allowed as soon as you set an RCon password. It allows to control your server without joining it. This can be done over a serverlist context menu or 3rd party tools. External RCon can be a risk because it sends your RCon password unencrypted. It is recommended to always use sv_rconusers which restricts RCon access and automatically disables external RCon as well.

Check your Logs

Strange things happen on your server? Check the log files! You can find all your log files in sys/logs/ in your CS2D folder.