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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Halsy, here's one response you link got after it was passed around my work...

That's great!!! Where do I get one? I want one so I can put it in the backyard to look for Osama ben Ladin. That way he can find a squirrel and convince everyone that the squirrel is the real problem and alleges it to have acorns with diazinon cores that will be referred to as nuts of mass destruction and a threat to the neighborhood.



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