Playing TMW behind a proxy (Squid)

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Playing TMW behind a proxy (Squid)

Post by jvroig » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:15 am

Is there a way now to be able to play TMW behind a proxy?

At home, TMW runs excellently, no problems (m using the package available in Fedora Core 6, TMW 0.0.21).

Behind a proxy, however, it successfully finishes the update process, then when I try to login or register, all it says is "Error: Got disconnected from server". Our proxy at work is Squid, if that helps.

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Post by Platyna » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:51 am

WWW proxy (Squid) shouldn't be related to TMW. You should ask your ISP if its is blocking any ports or if you are forced to use proxy for other services than just WWW.

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Post by jvroig » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:12 am

Thanks, that helps.

So this isn't a proxy issue?

In that case, what ports or services does TMW need that I should check to see if they are unblocked or not under a proxy? I need to know this to be able to tell the network admins what exactly is my problem. I'm a software dev, so I'm not the one in charge of the network settings.

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Post by Platyna » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:48 pm

netstat -telp | grep eathena wrote: tcp 0 0 *:5122 *:* LISTEN eathena 43132633 23951/map-server
tcp 0 0 *:6122 *:* LISTEN eathena 43132680 18514/char-server
tcp 0 0 *:6901 *:* LISTEN eathena 43132620 140/login-server
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Post by jvroig » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:02 pm

I have honestly no idea what you just wrote... well, sort of.

If I need those ports opened on our proxy server (they won't allow it, for sure), and there's no other way around it, then am I right to assume I'll just never be able to play it at work during breaktimes and such?

Thanks. TMW is so awesome I just want to be able to do it at the office too! :-D
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Post by Crush » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:37 pm

What Platyna expects you to read out of this netstat snippet is that the TCP ports 5122 , 6122 and 6901 are used by her Server.
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Post by jvroig » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:59 am

sorry, not a networking guy. :(

So where exactly does that lead me? Is there something I can do on my machine (a setting or configuration) to make it work, or is that something that should be done on our proxy?
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Post by Crush » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:28 am

You should talk to your local network administrator about this.
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Post by jvroig » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:27 am

Finally got it. Those ports are all blocked by our firewall (so it really isn't a proxy issue after all), which makes sense because by default (in any sane setup) all ports are blocked except those that are needed, and I guess none of those happened to be free.

Thanks for setting me straight! It's too bad, but yeah, I guess Bjorn was absolutely right, I shouldn't be playing TMW at work anyway! :D
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