Well guys by now most of us have been hampered by timeouts while playing and as initially thought that it was a problem after update we can say that DDoS attacks are on TF2 SA servers. Just get you an explanation of whats going on let me get you guys a reference from the vanillatf2.org site:
“For the past couple of months, the European TF2 scene has been under attack of a rather old DoS exploit that exists in all servers running the Orange Box engine. The script kiddie floods the server with bogus requests for the server and player info. Responding to these requests takes about 4 times as much bandwidth and much more CPU power than asking for it. This makes it possible for a single attacker to take down a gameserver.”
Please guys increase your timeout value in console and you will still remain on the server type in console “cl_timeout 180” you can even make 500 if you want but really 180 seconds it’s good enough as the default value its 30. It sure seems these attacks are automated and only last 30/35 seconds, the default timeout period for players IIRC.
We will follow some of the guidelines to fix the problems but so far on the Euro scene has worked only temporaly and as soon as servers get players on the attacks occur but there are still some work arounds ok.
We will keep you informed.