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FSHost and FSHostSpy => Networks => Topic started by: padman on October 03, 2003, 05:56:53 AM

Title: Dilemma
Post by: padman on October 03, 2003, 05:56:53 AM
Russell....

I run an fshost server on another machine from my main fs machine....running no probs , I can connect from the LAn , and others from the WAN...
Problem is , I cannot connect my FS2k4 to ANY other servers ..ie those outside my network.
Now I am guessing that this is because all the ports are being directed to the server machine for fshost....
I tried running DXPORT and setting it to 2392-2400 and then forwading those ports to my fs2k4 machine ...no joy...

In short...how do I run the server on machine B, while still being able to join other sessions from machine A?
is this possible?

cheers
Bill Padley
London
Title: Re: Dilemma
Post by: Russell Gilbert on October 03, 2003, 06:10:29 AM
You might try changing FS2004 to use a different "Connect" port.  To change the Connect port in FS2004, click "Multiplayer" on the FS2004 startup screen, then click "Open Multiplayer Session", then on the screen where you type in the IP address, click "Client Settings", and set the "Connect" port to be 23455.  Then click OK, and see if you can find external games.

FS2004 uses this "Connect" port, as well as UDP port 6073, but I think you might be able to get away with just forwarding 23455 to your FS machine, and forwarding 23456 and 6073 to the FSHost machine (assuming FSHost is using the default port 23456 for the "2004 Host Port" on the Options / Session window).

Russell
Title: Re: Dilemma
Post by: padman on October 03, 2003, 06:16:48 AM
Russell

cheers for that suggestion..will give it a try and report back

many thanks !

Bill Padley
Title: Re: Dilemma
Post by: padman on October 03, 2003, 06:30:33 AM
Russell..

superb...23455 did the trick....many thanks...much appreciated!

Bill Padley