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hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7835

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i have a game called counter strike source on my lan. I would like to start my own "online" server that anyone playing cs:s could see on the server menue and access. now i have been told that i can only do it by getting a public ip address from my isp but that is expensive and my isp dosent do it for private use. my question is, is there a way for me to be able to bypass this or am i screwed?

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Re: hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7840

Hi Yoshi,

My experience is that most ISP's block well-known ports to their clients that doen't have a "fixed public IP address ".

www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers

You can however give it a try and based on trial and error check witch ports are blocked by your provider.

Regards,

Stefan

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Re: hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7843

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You could use www.dyndns.org which will provide you with a domain name that will always map to your current IP address. It's free as well.

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Re: hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7856

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thanks for the help guys ill give it a shot. :D

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Re: hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7857

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oh yeah if anyone else has any other helpfull tips for me please post and let me know thanks.

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Re: hosting game server behind NAT? 13 years 2 months ago #7866

The problem with most ISP's is that the IP address is not static making it hard to set up a dedicated server with a constantly changing IP address.. although, Im sure your ISP offers static Public IP's, which is what you might look into

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