Author: Wilco Noordermeer
Date: 17-08-00 17:04
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':
"The following TCP ports on the firewall must be open:
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.