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GooglyMoogly
05-17-2002, 11:55 PM
There was a player on my server that showed up in status as having a port number of -7589 whereas everyone else was roughly waht you'd expect in the 28000 range.

I didn't think a negative number was even possible!?! What could cause this?. Might it be a display bug?

MatrixCPA
05-18-2002, 12:47 AM
You can set your "qport" as a client to pretty much whatever you want. This is sometimes necessary when you have more than one person on a LAN going through a router that uses NAT. It doesn't really make much difference.

GooglyMoogly
05-18-2002, 12:51 AM
Right, but it wasn't the qport that was negative.

The ip was 65.35.106.16:-7589

Very strange no?

MatrixCPA
05-18-2002, 11:18 PM
The only report of port for a client via status is the qport.

GooglyMoogly
05-24-2002, 09:31 PM
I trust your opinion Matrix, you seem to know more than anyone about the server settings etc...

This really isn't a big issue, but when I do a status I get both the IP port and the QPORT.

It sorta looks like this:

65.113.118.85:28070 4458

Where the 4458 is the QPORT...maybe Im wrong. and never really looked at how the data lines up to the headers in status, but I swear I saw what I posted earlier.

65.113.118.85:-7589 4458

This is not the exact IP and info...but this is what it looked like.

MatrixCPA
05-25-2002, 05:02 PM
Yeah, I see what you're talking about. My guess is that they are rerouting ports through their firewall in that manner.