A big help is www.portforward.com to understand how to set up your router! Once you enter portforward all you do is select your make and model of router from a very extended list and it will ask you for what application, LFS Server is listed so it tells you exactly what to do!
finally i managed to start the dedicated linux server with xing. now i have a new problem. when i use nogfx the server will start and runs perfect. but i cant close the xwindow (server would shut down). so i tried to use invisible. but the server wont start (screen is always terminating). what can i do? please help
I have been trying for a few hours now to get a dedicated server running for my clan. I have followed the guide and opened the ports on my router. The server will not work, it will not appear on the server list either. Anyone want to try and join it?
The server is on now!
EDIT: I have opened the ports etc correctly now and whenever I start the server I get this...
What does the "SetupServerSocket ; bind failed" error mean? This is really confusing me now!
HI, it won't show up on the server list within LFS for you. It will for others. If you want to check if its showing, login to the LFS Desktop, and open Hosts online, and look for your server there. Mine never shows up in the lists in lfs. But it works great
Just hit Join rather than display lists.
As to your error. Not sure. Did you reset your modem after you setup the ports? I'd say go back to what you were doign first time; it was working then, as it said it was Online. Just make sure u reset your router after you get all ur port info in. Remember u need TCP and UDP forwarded.
Well as far as I know I have the right IP address entered. For some reason when I restarted my computer is loaded the track and it says it is online. Only problem is when I try to join the server specifically it looks as if it is loading then goes straight back to the screen it was at before. I am still not sure.
I have a similar problem that Kinght had wayy back on the first page:
My server will not appear on the master server list as well. The only thing I can think of is the port... In Lfs, they say to make sure you are using the right UDP/TDP ports. How do I know if mine is right or not. If it isn't, can you somehow give me a good port to use?
Maybe this will help too: When I try to connect under "join specific game", it says client connect: connected failed
Whilst it's probably right, unless you have a multi-homed machine, I'd still recommend not supplying the /ip directive.
I can't see the game in the masterserver list at the moment, so perhaps it's shutdown, or simply not registering. In which case, take a look at the stuff below. If it's not up, then I apologise as I was out.
Have you checked LFSWorld, and gotten someone else to check? Some home routers can't deal with the loopback required when connecting from the same location as the server is running and basically don't report it as active in the in-game list. In this instance you have no choice but to connect via local address, as there's no fix for it except changing routers.
If it's not registered on LFSWorld, then the fact it's not registered on the masterserver suggests you have an outgoing firewall that's preventing LFS from contacting the masterserver. This maybe due to your own setup, or due to your ISP. Failing that, you've told LFS not to use the master server. Assuming you've not set /usemaster=no;
Do you have Norton Internet Security or anything like that? Windows firewall perhaps. Have you taken a look at the Windows Firewall section?
You might want to try editing the Master Server configuration in cfg.txt and change the port number to 8080 (an alternative port the Master Server is available on). If that works then it's the fault of your ISP.
If it doesn't work then you've likely got a local firewall on your network. Temporarily disable them to test and then check LFSWorld.
Not sure who that was directed to but the server is listed on LFSWorld but I have been asking around for people to try and join but with no luck. They are either busy or jsut plainly can't be bothered. I will find someone though to try it!
T1_3VOM, there were 2 responses in my last post. One for you and one for MBenz. This is for you.
I'm being a cock tonight apparently. You're quite right it is registered on the master server.
It appears that it's not answering, which goes back to the bind error, which I assume you're still getting? In which case, either something else is using the ports, or you're binding to the wrong address. In which case, remove the /ip directive and restart the server. IF you still get it then you've got something else using the ports. Another LFS server, a firewall, anything. A p2p client perhaps.
Yup it is registered on the website. When I connect the server to the master server, there seems to be no problem whatsoever. It says satus Online, and then lower it says Track loaded. Under "host 8080" here is the information there:
host=LM racing server
If anything seems wrong or out of the ordinary with that, please let me know. Also if you wouldn't mind, please try logging on the the server "LM racing server." Whenever i try to connect to it via "join specific game" it says CLIENT CONNECTL:CONNECT FAILED. what in the world does that mean?
Thank you for your support
P.S I have tried making both dedicative, and non-dedicative servers and both do not work
Yea whenever I try to join my game specifically I get the "CLIENT CONNECT: CONNECT FAILED" error but when I enter the admin password and try again it looks as if it is about to connect but it then just returns to the 'Join Specific Game' screen without giving any error what-so-ever. Exactly what MBenz said, what does that mean?
I would say so. Think of ports as a door. It needs to be open for people to enter through but if it is closed no access can be gained.
I have been reading up on stealth and it turns out that I do not want them to be in stealth mode. So does anyone know how to change my ports from 'stealth' to 'open'? I have been searching like mad but still have no luck!