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Port forwarding refuses to allow connection

Port forwarding refuses to allow connection

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Registered: ‎05-22-2019
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hello i am trying to set up a dedicated game server that is internet facing. Im using unRAID to host a windows 10 virtual machine, windows 10 is a clean install and currently has the firewall disabled. i have the ports forward to the virtual machine ports 27016 and 8766. when i test the connection with can u see me i get "connection refused." after the ports where forwarded. before i was getting "connection timed out"lOGWjnZ

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Unless I am wrong, you are so close.


Get the server into the listening state.


Here are my notes about that:


a) If you are on Windows I point you to http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28609/how-can-i-tell-what-is-listening-on-a-tcpip-port-in-windows/


b) If you are not on Windows (Mac, Unix/Linux), go look lookup listen on port and then your OS name using Google (or your other favorite search engine).


c) If nothing is listening any TCP ports that you check with a web based port checker, then TCP ports does not show up as open.


d) Be advised that you can not have two servers listening on the same the port on the same computer. So for example before you use an inbond-client side port checker you must make sure that uTorrent is not running - which explains on http://portforward.com/softwareguides/utorrent/utorrent.htm that they say

If uTorrent is currently open, you will need to completely close it at this time. Make sure that the green uTorrent icon is not still hiding in your notification area (next to your clock). If it is, right click on it and choose "Exit". Before moving forward to things like selecting torrents, seeders, and leachers, we need to verify that your port is open. We recommend downloading our free Open Port Check Tool to test if incoming connections are being allowed through your router on your uTorrent Listening Port

And generally if the program/app is running that you are trying to forward for, then the server is listening.




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