If I have a script that checks for x connections every x minutes and blocks IP's after x connections will it stop Minecraft servers from working properly?

How many connections does the Minecraft client make to the server in one minute?

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It depends, if you are connected and playing it only has one persistent connection. If you are on your server selection screen it will have a temporary connection once per refresh of the server selection screen.

So I guess a good estimate would be 2 + however many times you think someone will hit refresh on their server selection screen on average.

  • Alright. Sounds good. Don't think anyone will hit refresh 50 times Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 20:37

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