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padman

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Port Problems
« on: September 25, 2003, 04:18:32 PM »

Hi there...amazing program firstly!

I have an issue...I have a network on which I run gaming servers, and wish to add an fshost server.
Problem being that another game uses the same ports as fshost
        UDP port 6073

        UDP ports 2302 to 2400
The game is Operation Flashpoint, which is running on a different box, but my router will not allow me to forward the same ports to 2 different internal ips (for obvious reasons)

Now 2 questions...
1) Can these ports be changed in fshost ? if so how?
2) I can host an fs2k4 multiplayer session no probs at all without any router changes...why is this possible, but fshost needs specific mapping to these ports...?

I REALLY would like to get this server going , so any help much appreciated!

Bill Padley
London
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Russell Gilbert

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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2003, 06:34:46 PM »

Hi Bill,

I started to type up a long msg explaining all the various details about how FS2004 uses ports, but then decided to start with a short answer and see if that solves your problem :-)

The short answer is that both FSHost and FS2004 should be happy with only UDP port 23456.  So the first thing I'd try is just forwarding that one port in your router, to the machine running FSHost.  Leave all of the other ports you mentioned pointing to the machine running OFP.

This is assuming that you only have one FSHost running on that macine -- if you're running more than one FSHost, you'll need to set it to use a different port, such as 23457, 23458, etc., and forward those ports as well.

Also, if you're running FS2004 on the same machine as FSHost, you'll need to change it as well, so that it doesn't try to use the same port FSHost is using.  To do that, go to the Multiplayer screen, click the "Client Settings" button, and change the "Connect" port to something like 23455.  You may be able to get away with not opening that port in the router.  Note that this is only necessary for the FS2004 running on the same machine as FSHost -- all other FS2004's should use the same port FSHost is using (both programs use 23456 by default).

Try that and see what happens.  If it doesn't work, give me as much detail as you can, and we'll work it out.

Thanks,

Russell
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padman

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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2003, 08:05:01 PM »

Russell..

many thanks for the reply...I cracked it a different way..
I am running fshost on the same machine as OFP , and the packets seem to be going to the correct destination!

I will give your idea a try as well..but this seems to be working really well..

thanks again, and congrats on a fine piece of work!

Bill Padley
London
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Russell Gilbert

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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2003, 09:05:01 PM »

Great Bill, glad you got it working.  If you do try the other method, let us know what you find.

Thanks,

Russell
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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2003, 11:09:14 AM »

Hi
I just install FS2004 on a PC  with a Linksys rooter.
The port 23456 is valide to that PC.
When I try to connect FSHost with FS2004 he does not find the session.
But if I connect multiplayer on a FS2004 that is hosting the session, there is not problem.

Why does FS2004 does not find a FSHost3 session?

Gerald
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Russell Gilbert

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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2003, 11:23:28 AM »

Hi Gerald,

I think this section of the FAQ might help:

Why can't I find my own FS2004 session?

If not, let me know and I'll be glad to help.

Russell
« Last Edit: September 26, 2003, 11:24:06 AM by russell »
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Re: Port Problems
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2003, 09:28:13 AM »

Now I can connect to the FSHost session  :P

By reading your FAQ I notice that you can connect to other port than 23456 to joint the session. So I try the port 23455 and I was joinning the session.

Thank you Russell

Gerald
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