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 NAT and M$ 'Zone.com'
Author: Wilco Noordermeer 
Date:   17-08-00 17:04

Hi there,

I'm running a FreeBSD 4.0 release box which also serves as a NAT router for a windows machine on a private space address.

Everything on the windows machine works (cue comments! :-) The only thing I can't do at the moment is play 'Age of Empires II' on the Zone.com.

I can log in, but as soon as a game is launched I can't connect to another player, nor can they connect to me.

My /etc/rc.firewall is as generic as possible and look like this (ed1 being my NIC connected to a cable modem):

---
/sbin/ipfw -f flush
/sbin/ipfw add divert natd all from any to any via ed1
/sbin/ipfw add pass all from any to any
---

There is an article in the M$ knowledgebase regarding the ports that should be used for playing on 'zone.com':

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q159/0/31.ASP

This states:
"The following TCP ports on the firewall must be open:
6667
28800 - 29000"

I was under the impression that the above rules already accounted for that, but apparently not.

Has anyone got any experience in how to resolve this issue?

Any help appreciated.

Regards,

--
Wilco


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