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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2006, 11:39:23 PM »
Quote from: FUBAR-BDHR;42755
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host and client on 7809
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Only that one will work.  Host and client must be on the same port in order to see each other.  What we are doing now is trying to lay the ground-work so that some future FSO version won't have this same limitation.  It will still require some sort of limitation, but the goal is for a much less restrictive one.

Though, I guess I should point out, since some smart-ass will try to correct me on this... technically, having the same port set on client and host isn't a requirement.  Everything on your list could work, but probably wouldn't for most people.

The problem is that both host and client have to have their firewalls setup properly to handle any port that either attempts to use.  That is why many games just don't show up, they end up blocked by the firewalls on one end or the other.  By restricting the ports that are available for use to a known quantity (such as the range 7808-7858) we can help make sure that everyone has things setup properly for the games to work, while at the same time not creating major security issues for everyone by opening a bunch or ports to the world.

The new FS2NetD code will offer a list of valid ports, and notify the user if the port that they wish to use is not on this list (and subsequenty disconnect them in the hopes that they will switch to a proper port).  But currently it has no other capability.  That extra capability will probably wait until PXO finally gets here, when we start redoing the network code in general to have more robust features (and just not be so damn scary).

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« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2006, 12:04:12 AM »
OK I understand now.  I was confused because hosting on 7809 and being a client on 7808 was working (never tried with the 3.6.9 builds) and thought you were saying it shouldn't.
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2006, 03:25:10 AM »
Uh, I've never had to do any port forwarding... I was able to play BEFORE this latest build, but now I'm not. What could be the causes of this?
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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2006, 01:31:04 PM »
Port forwarding has always been a hosting / server issue, without ur games shouldn't be seen by others. Joining others don't need forwarding as far as I know. Either way u better forward those 2 ports, no big deal :)

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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2006, 01:47:45 AM »
Please forgive my total n00bness, brand new to all this, although will hopefully be bringing across a few new pilots in the next few days! Anyway, I think this is in the right thread, if not please point me in the right direction.

I'm running the 5.5 launcher, fs2_open_3_6_9.exe, RC7dot8, and have forwarded port 7808. I can see the tinyurl.com/f3d5b game in both the FS2Net webpage and the server browser ingame. However, when I go to join the game, I am pushed into the create game screen. Am I doing something obviously wrong or is this related to the above issue? I also tried to connect to a friends game, and whilst this also appeared on the webpage, I couldnt see it in the server browser. Again, he had copied all the instructions in the (excellent) FAQ.

Hope you can help, and also hope to be getting shot down by you all shortly.

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2006, 01:57:15 AM »
the tinyurl game that you see isnt a game, its standalone server. just ignore it until you learn more about it later on.

for you and your friend:
are you absolutely sure that your friend is using the rc7dot8 build? can he see your games?

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2006, 02:06:17 AM »
Oh. Oops :)  

Yeah, we both got the files from the same link (Furbars site I believe). He couldnt see my game either.

One thing I've noticed is if I check the multi.log, it says "Got 2 servers" and lists his IP there so I assume the game is somehow detecting it but its not being listed? Maybe! :)

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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2006, 06:08:08 AM »
Saw that you were on my server earlier but it crashed.  The standalones are still not stable.  Waiting on the next realease.  We have been putting them up to collect bug reports.
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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2006, 01:06:23 PM »
Oh really? Oh well at least we were showing up :)

I'll keep an eye on the forum then and wait for the next build in that case. Thanks for the help guys, and for all the hardwork you put in. Just wish I'd got into the game a couple of years ago!

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« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2006, 05:36:53 PM »
I'm having this issue also with a friend and other games in general, it's somewhat frustrating, hopefully the next build will fix it :(

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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2006, 05:41:14 PM »
Hosting works fine here now, I saw u been on having a game open via the site but not in game. U sure u using the right build (RC7dot8) Dusty ? It should work, so I assume ur either having a wrong build or not having the right ports forwarded.

Check if u can see my game plz, I got one up the next ~20 mins.
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« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2006, 09:45:48 PM »
Seems to work fine now, had some good games with a friend. Thanks for the help!:)