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FSHost and FSHostSpy => Networks => Topic started by: Jay on April 29, 2006, 09:35:33 AM

Title: Multiple Copies of FSHost on Dedicated Server
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2006, 09:35:33 AM
I have the Error Message UDP 6073 is already running when I try and create a Second Host for free Flight on my Server.  I know it is already being used and is operating with the previous FS2004 session that I have up and running.  I have been through the Help / Running Multiple Copies Of FSHost and have created the ShortCut named FSHost Freeflight.... it will pull up the settings for this hosting session that I have altered but will not connect because of this error.  I have only XP Firewall on my server and have tried it with it disabled.
I am running a dedicated server using Windows Server 2003.
Does anybody have any input / experience with setting up multiple FSHost sessions on same server IP?
Title: Re: Multiple Copies of FSHost on Dedicated Server
Post by: Russell Gilbert on April 29, 2006, 10:15:50 AM
Hi Jay,

It sounds like you're doing everything correctly.  Port 6073 is part of the DirectX stuff, so it's not actually FSHost that's choosing to use it.  It is using it of course, but only in the sense that it's making function calls into DirectX telling it to do things and DirectX is then choosing to use 6073 because that's just how it works.  Usually you can run multiple copies of FSHost and they all share 6073 without a problem -- you just have to change the FS2004 port (23456) and the web port (80), both of which each FSHost controls directly.

I've seen problems with 6073 in the past related to network cards, oddly enough.  I saw a case where the guy was getting that same error even with just one copy of FSHost, but it went away when he disabled his network card (of course, you can't host a game with it disabled, but the test helped us debug it).  He ended up changing his networking hardware around and got past it.  I'd suggest you do something similar, and focus your efforts towards your networking setup, trying to rule out whatever you can.  I also don't have a lot of experience with Windows Server 2003, although I know some people do run FSHost on it -- maybe someone else can comment on running two copies on it though.

Russell
Title: Re: Multiple Copies of FSHost on Dedicated Server
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2006, 10:18:47 AM
Thanks for the quick response Russell!

We are trying to reset things in there now ....