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Old 03-27-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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Enable gaming through firewall

i have installed SmoothWall and I want to use it for Internet access
and for online gaming from local network. It is easy to configure it
for Internet access, but i don't know how to configure it to play
online. I read something about port forwarding but i'm not sure what
exactly I must do to enable gaming(i'm completely new to Linux).
The games I want to play are Warcraft III on UDP port 6112
and UT2004 on UDP 7777.
I'll appreciate any help .
Old 03-27-2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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The only reason you would need to config a firewall for gaming would be to host a game. I've never had any problems when I used IPCop.
Old 03-28-2004, 02:38 AM   #3
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Traceroute result from my Windows XP machine, from my Linux router there is no problem:
Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms srv []
2 4 ms 2 ms 4 ms [195.x.x.x]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 * * * Request timed out.

It seems the packets are reaching only my ISP's router.
What can I do to solve the problem?


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