Out of the Blue

Well I played a little DOOM yesterday, but also ran into a reality check about playing multiplayer online. When all the participants in a deathmatch are using network address translation to connect to the internet, setting up a server is problematic. A little re-wiring here is required to swap between NAT networking and a straight connection where my PC has my IP address to allow for this sort of gameplay. In the meantime I keep pondering whether there's some sort of way around this without reconfiguring the network, but I can't imagine how connecting to a server that's sharing an IP through NAT could be possible.

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Re: Serv'n thru NAT?
Dec 11, 2003, 14:44
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Re: Serv'n thru NAT? Dec 11, 2003, 14:44
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On my router, it's just called IP Forwarding. You set it up so that any requests for a specific port are forwarded to a specific IP on your NAT. The router does all the work. Simple as that!

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