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Old 31st Jul 2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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I'm seeing a huge number of N/A servers.

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Old 31st Jul 2004, 08:12 PM   #2
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I think thatís what happens when a firewall isnít correctly configured for hosting online games. The only thing that gets through is the serverinfo messages to the masterserver. Also, if you see people playing on N/A servers, or see the same server never working, they are probably LAN games that havenít disabled the advertising function. I could be way wrong about this but I recall overhearing something like that, and it makes sense to me. It's kind of silly that these servers are enlisted by default though...
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Old 1st Aug 2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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I think servers that ping out show as N/A as well?
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Old 1st Aug 2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by Carth:
I think servers that ping out show as N/A as well?
PING NOT AVAIBLE might sound like ping out(="PING NOT AVAIBLE DO TO HIGH PING OR TOO MANY NUMBERS") might have something to do with it... Its the game engine that dosnt want more then 3-4 numbers on the ping list, and its quite stupid to ping a server what has over 10k of ping...
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Old 11th Aug 2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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Hello. I tried to host an internet server on WinXP and got the help to open up all ports needed on my firewall but I still get N/A and no one can connect. Anyone know what I can do ?

Ports open:
7777 UDP/IP Game Port
7778 UDP/IP Query Port
7787 UDP/IP GameSpy uplink
28902 TCP/IP Master Server uplink

edit > Sorry for posting here by the way

edit2 > I just tried turning off the firewall and I still experience the same problem.
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Old 11th Aug 2004, 02:15 PM   #6
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i do not know how to help and, don't mean to sound harsh, you will probably get better answers by making a new thread in the tech help section.

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Old 11th Aug 2004, 03:21 PM   #7
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The N/A thing may also happen when the server "blocks" incoming pings from outside (possibly doing lan game but using IP address for the "join" or they got firewall up as well...)
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