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FROSTY
Premium,MVM
join:2000-08-10
Leeds, AL
reply to Bill_MI

Re: INFO: Port Triggering - What is it?

Some updated info pertaining to port triggering:

1) Can there be multiple active incoming ports?
Yes, As long as the trigger port(s) and incoming port(s) are different.
Take ICQ and the MS Gaming Zone for example:

ICQ 99a/b 4000-4000 9000-9099
ICQ 2000a/b 5190-5190 9100-9199
The Zone 28800-28800 2300-2400

All of the above will work simultaneously.
The above allows direct file transfers for ICQ 99 and 2000, and allows connection to a host on the Gaming Zone.

Although, using the same trigger port for multiple entries appears to forward the first rule only and not the rest.

2) Can 2 different games be played?
If any of the ports used by a particular game are being forwarded, or triggered, the answer is no.
If any of the ports used by a particular game are not being forwarded, or triggered, the answer is yes.

I have personally witnessed Quake 3 and Counter Strike successfully working from 2 PCs behind the router. Even if it's the same or different server on the Internet. I tested Quake 3, Counter Strike, and a mixture of both at the same time.



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
Premium,MVM
join:2001-01-03
Royal Oak, MI
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Good Info, Frosty! I did a little bit with this but probably goofed... and incorrectly concluded 1-trigger-at-a-time. But you've proved this is not true under the right cases. Good Job!



FROSTY
Premium,MVM
join:2000-08-10
Leeds, AL

Thanks
Glad to make a contribution to the community



MstrBlstr0
Premium
join:2001-07-14
Corpus Christi, TX
reply to FROSTY

[/QUOTE]

said by FR0STY:

I have personally witnessed Quake 3 and Counter Strike successfully working from 2 PCs behind the router. Even if it's the same or different server on the Internet. I tested Quake 3, Counter Strike, and a mixture of both at the same time.
OK, confused me here... LOL

Say for Eg. HL.EXE XXXXX~XXXXX 27015~27016
(anyone know the xxxxx values, I would love to know)

In this instance, could two people play on the same internet server? I mean the incoming ports would be the same, correct? (The servers are set to come in on port 27015 in most cases)

Would the second system be able to access the same server that the first one was on (Or any server that was set to use port 27015 for incoming to the client for that matter)?
--
A question not asked is a question never answered. =o)


azacamis

join:2000-12-16
Singapore

two separate PCs using the same trigger port will still work provided they use different range of port.



FROSTY
Premium,MVM
join:2000-08-10
Leeds, AL

MstrBlstr,
Ok, here's what I know and have witnessed. I host LAN parties for my friends and I from time to time. I had no port forwarding or triggering rules in the Linksys. One person was playing HalfLife CS while another was playing Quake3 on the Internet. Now, another person joined a different Q3 server and both could still play. I could connect and play on either of the Q3 servers the other 2 were connected to.

Amazingly, Q3 worked fine for all 3 of us.

No one else tried to play CS, so I don't know if CS would work like Q3 did. For CS, I have heard the user has to use a different port on the client side, but the clients still have to connect to whatever port the server is using.

Plus, everyone (8 people) had ICQ 2000b running. All of us were actively online, and sending messages to each other. Other people that were on the Internet and not at the LAN party could send and receive messages from us too. No direct file transfers though because of no ports being forwarded.

azacamis,
Really?

Which firmware are you using? I cannot seem to make it work using the same trigger and different incoming ports with f/w 1.39 and 1.40.1.

I've tried the following:

28800-28800 ---> 2300-2400
28800-28800 ---> 47624-47624

The 2nd rule never gets forwarded to the same PC.
I have to add a real port forward rule.
If I make the 2nd rule #1, and make the 1st rule #2, then the 2300-2400 doesn't work..

I'll try again, if I finally get it to work, I'll update my above post.

Thanks

[text was edited by author 2001-10-10 20:37:31]



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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I find the same...

6660-6670 triggers 113 (mIRC IDENT)
6660-6670 triggers 50000-50005 (mIRC DCC)

...will NOT trigger both. But if the first line is "busy" (triggered) can another LAN PC get the 2nd one? THAT could be the case!
[text was edited by author 2001-10-10 10:43:08]