Bug #18553

Client joining during file transfer to MPMISSIONS crashes server

Added by rexehuk over 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:03/29/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:1.63 BETA
Affected ArmA II version:1.60 BETA First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:No First affected ArmA II version:
I am using some Mods:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using: BIForumURL:
Reproducible for you:No NGUrl:
Related to content of DLC: WIKIurl:


This has been on my radar for a while, just never bothered to report it.

On rare occassions when a client connects to a server while an FTP transfer is in process, the dedicated server attempts to load the partial file crashing the dedicated server.

corrupted_CO33_WACRangesV3.Celle.pbo - corrupted pbo used to crash the server (116.8 kB) Sandiford, 11/18/2011 20:08

arma2oaserver.RPT (1.4 kB) Sandiford, 11/18/2011 20:20

Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Feature #18399: Errors in description.ext crash the game Assigned 03/23/2011


Updated by kju over 5 years ago

  • Due date set to 04/14/2011
  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Crash files?

Halt the arma server while you upload files for it?

Updated by Sickboy over 5 years ago

Otherwise upload missions to a sub-folder, then when done, execute mv command.

Updated by tyrspawn over 5 years ago

it only crashes the server if they do a #missions while its being uploaded

The real issue here is server crash when cycled with corrupt/incomplete pbos on the server.

Updated by Sickboy over 5 years ago

Yep, the problem also extends far beyond just server usage, broken mission.sqm, description.ext, hpp, cpp, or even sqf scripts (broken includes/defines) will crash the game.

Updated by Dwarden over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Dwarden
  • Target version set to Upcoming version

placed on my radar, keep adding examples or ideally even malfored file for replication

also crashdumps and rpt logs from server and client (if he crash too)

Updated by Dwarden about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Upcoming version to 1.60 BETA
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from Please select... to 1.60 BETA

server should not crash, no matter what ...
instead it shall complain into .rpt about corrupt file or so

Updated by Sandiford about 5 years ago

  • File arma2oaserver.bidmp added

reproduced by corrupting a file and putting it in MPMissions

RPT: ErrorMessage: Data file too short 'MPMissions\corrupted_CO33_WACRangesV3.Celle.pbo'. Expected 297413 B, got 119624 B
bidmp attached
no mdmp created

Updated by Sandiford about 5 years ago

corrupted pbo attached

Updated by Sandiford about 5 years ago

repeated test for a clean rpt

server crashes when a player joins while the corrupted mission is in MPMissions

Updated by Dwarden almost 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.60 BETA to 1.61 BETA

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.61 BETA to 1.63 BETA

Updated by kju about 4 years ago

  • File deleted (arma2oaserver.bidmp)

Updated by kju about 4 years ago

  • File deleted (arma2oaserver.bidmp)

Updated by kju about 4 years ago

  • Due date deleted (04/14/2011)
  • Assignee deleted (admin)
  • Private changed from Yes to No

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