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Facing problem in hosting

Post by ar1tra » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:33 pm

I used to host UT games and played with my friends. I have a router and use port forwarding to host and it was perfectly working. My public ip used to be like 193.168.x.x. But from last few days my public ip is like 202.78.x.x. And nobody can join the game.. Are there any fix of that?
Note: Sometimes I noticed that my public ip automatically changed.
Please help....

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by papercoffee » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:43 pm

Wrong section ...this part of the forum is for "Suggestion, Criticism, Questions" about our forum. ;)
I'll move your thread to "Servers".



Moved.

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by Chamberly » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:13 am

Tell your ISP to give you a static IP if you can... and if you are willing to keep that or not. Because they gave you a dynamic IP and it will change.
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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by ShaiHulud » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:29 am

So your friends have added your server as a "Favorite"? If you can't organise a static IP with your ISP, then you'll have the same problem every time your IP lease expires or your router drops your connection and re-connects. There is a way around this using "Open Location" (right click in the server browser), but it's not as easy. You can use a host redirect service -> you choose a domain name, and point this to your home IP address, and then your friends can use the domain name to connect to your server instead of the IP. When your IP changes, you update the redirect service. When I was hosting a server from home, I used noip for this.

1) Basically, you create a free (or paid for) account at: https://www.noip.com

2) Log in, click on "Add a Host"

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3) Fill in the Hostname fields - something like below (choose any name you like - I put 'myutserver' here, for example), and then select one of the available domain names (I chose workisboring.com)

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4) Click "Add Host"

That's it. Now when people want to connect to your server, they would use "Open Location" and enter - for example - myutserver.workisboring.com

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by Wises » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:30 am

if you follow noccers steps above then add this at the end then you should be sweet

http://www.noip.com/download?page=win

http://www.noip.com/client/DUCSetup_v4_1_0.exe
:arrow: There's a reason why Epic allows the use of Aliases... Deal with it.

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by papercoffee » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:24 am

Wises wrote:if you follow noccers steps...
Whose?

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by noccer » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 am

Homer Simpson :D
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>>You can't steal any ip (v4)adresses, there are exactly 4294967296 of them, and they will still exist when you wrote down all of them, or are stored in a (master)servers database ;)<<

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by Wises » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:14 am

papercoffee wrote:
Wises wrote:if you follow noccers steps...
Whose?
whoops I mean ShiHulud

here
:arrow: There's a reason why Epic allows the use of Aliases... Deal with it.

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by UnrealGGecko » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:54 am

Wises wrote:
papercoffee wrote:
Wises wrote:if you follow noccers steps...
Whose?
whoops I mean ShiHulud

here
1. No need to link, and...
2. You still didn't get his name right. :tongue:

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by noccer » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:35 am

I always wondered what a shy hulud is... :D
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>>You can't steal any ip (v4)adresses, there are exactly 4294967296 of them, and they will still exist when you wrote down all of them, or are stored in a (master)servers database ;)<<

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by ShaiHulud » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:14 pm

Don't worry about the confusion :D

"Shai hulud" - this is a bit self-indulgent of me, but since you asked I'll explain :P I started playing the "demo" version of UT somewhere around the summer of 2000. I didn't "graduate" to the retail (or "full" version of the game, as we referred to it on the demo) until late 2006 or early 2007. But when I did, I decided to pick a new name. At the time I was reading the "Dune" series of Sci-Fi books by Frank Herbert. "Shai hulud" is the name of a sort of living god creature from those novels. Pretentious, I know, but I suppose I thought it sounded fairly unique (in the UT world) at the time. I hadn't planned to keep using it, but it stuck. Generally the "hulud" part is dropped nowadays, and I just go by "Shai" - which I've grown rather used to!

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Re: Facing problem in hosting

Post by ar1tra » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:55 pm

Solved....
Thanks a lot to all, especially to ShaiHulud and Wises.

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