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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I was trying to set up a couple servers, whether it be Minecraft, Ventrilo, etc...

I can't seem to get the person trying to connect to see my public ip address.

I have port forwarded and firewall proofed it but they still can't see it. I have tried calling my internet provider because i had the same provider at my old residence and everything worked fine.

It's eating up my phone minutes like crazy so i was hoping maybe someone had an idea of what to do on here

I was thinking it had something to do with my IP not being static, but being dynamic.

Otherwise im stumped, possible solutions would be great! Thanks.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to send me a PM with your IP address, I'll see if I can ping it from here.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want to send me a PM with your IP address, I'll see if I can ping it from here.
Appreciate the quick response Luna, i will be home from work in a couple of hours, and i sent you a PM...

So maybe we can do something then. Thanks
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I can't seem to get the person trying to connect to see my public ip address.
What do you mean, exactly?

He can't directly connect to your Vent server with Vent by entering your IP address specifically? Can he ping it? (ensure your router is configured to respond to ICMP requests)

Additionally, ensure the firewall on the server PC is configured to allow unsolicited incoming traffic on those ports (or just disable it for troubleshooting purposes).
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What did your ISP say?

Dince this account has a single dynamic public IP address, I'll go out on a limb and guess that it's a home user account. Lots of home user accounts have ports blocked and outbound IP throttled severely for the express purpose of preventing home users from using their relatively inexpensive account to run their own commercial web, game, warez etc. sites from. Some of it is to protect everyone from things like spambots and other nasty stuff. Most is to protect their revenue stream. After all, the same companies that provide inexpensive home Internet access make most of their money selling high capacity commercial connectivity, colocation and other services.

If the ISP does allow these services, one thing you might want to try is to put one or more in a DMZ area.
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Dince this account has a single dynamic public IP address, I'll go out on a limb and guess that it's a home user account. Lots of home user accounts have ports blocked and outbound IP throttled severely for the express purpose of preventing home users from using their relatively inexpensive account to run their own commercial web, game, warez etc. sites from. Some of it is to protect everyone from things like spambots and other nasty stuff. Most is to protect their revenue stream. After all, the same companies that provide inexpensive home Internet access make most of their money selling high capacity commercial connectivity, colocation and other services.

If the ISP does allow these services, one thing you might want to try is to put one or more in a DMZ area.
I know they usually don't like it, that is why usually when i call i tell them i am attempting to set up a file share server, otherwise though, i will look into some of the things mentioned above, i have been really busy lately but i should have a little bit of time tonight to try and work with this info.
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Use an online port scanner to see if your ISP is blocking ports.

The chances of finding a CSR that knows what a port does are pretty low.
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The chances of finding a CSR that knows what a port does are pretty low.
Okay man i will when i get home thanks!
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Not sure if you're still looking into this or if you managed to find a resolution. I remember years back, I was running a small Vent server off my dynamic IP. What I ended up doing, was setting up and using one from No-IP.com - Managed DNS - Free Dynamic DNS - Managed Email - 100% Uptime Guaranteed , which basically gives you a static IP for them to use to connect to you, which would automatically connect to your own IP, regardless of if your dynamic changed or not. Actually reminded me that I was going to set up another sometime lol.
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