I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server.
I have checked other servers and it definitely works there.
Does anyone know why this happens and how to fix it?
If you have a firewall, make sure you have all the correct ports open.
TF2 SRCDS uses the following ports by default:
-port(it's always the same port as the previous port)
-nohltv. Adjustable using
-sport, although it actually uses the port one higher than you specify (default is 26900).
By the sound of it, port 26901 is being blocked.