Will servers require forwarding ports?

Discussion in 'Starbound FAQs, Q&A, and General Help' started by werty11109, Jul 30, 2012.

Will servers require forwarding ports?

  1. werty11109

    werty11109 Void-Bound Voyager

    I would really like to know if servers will require forwarding ports. Thank you!
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    • Argthrond

      Argthrond Master Astronaut

      I hope it will not. Because i can't do that thing. :)
      • Nymz

        Nymz Scruffy Nerf-Herder

        I'd like to know as well, because i'm unable to PF my Roadrunner Lightning modem. :lod:

        If so, i'll just use Hamachi like I did for Terraria and Minecraft. :whoop:
        • love doctor

          love doctor Cosmic Narwhal

          if it does ill just use hamachi i mean depending on how many players you plan to support it may or may not be a good deal or you could just use a bunch of free networks

          also if you cant port forward for whatever reason theres always

          hamachi
          game ranger
          tungle

          other programs im forgetting
          • Hukasu

            Hukasu Scruffy Nerf-Herder

            probably will require port forwarding

            since almost all ports are closed by default, and the game just cant use the ports that are open by default because they are used by the system, its required to port forwarding

            actually, port forwarding is quite simple, you only need to have access to your router config
            • Ordona

              Ordona Forum Administrator

              Basically that. It's hard to have someone connect to your server if you don't let them in via ports. Also, some routers just won't port forward for whatever reason.
              • Pentarctagon

                Pentarctagon Over 9000!!!

                Aww, that's unfortunate. Guess no multiplayer starbound for me at college I guess.
                • Ordona

                  Ordona Forum Administrator

                  If you're on the same network, you can use your internal IP (192.168.x.x) and it (usually) works (example, I can host a server on my desktop computer and connect via my laptop using 192.168.0.101 as the IP address). That's what I'm planning to do in university with floormates. :p
                  • Pentarctagon

                    Pentarctagon Over 9000!!!

                    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Doesn't help with people outside of the floor, but at least not all is lost [​IMG]
                    • Hukasu

                      Hukasu Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                      in the end, the best way is to find a friend that can port forward and host the server for you, its a win-win solution
                      • Jenkins

                        Jenkins Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                        I found out how to port forward only a little while ago. It is quite simple, that is if you have access to the config by using the internal ip of your router. Keep in mind the internet usage as well, though.
                        • Soprano

                          Soprano Big Damn Hero

                          Forwarding ports is easy so I hope so. Who knows, there might be other methods though.
                          • Soprano

                            Soprano Big Damn Hero

                            I'm surprised a lot of you guys can't forward a port. Well... I couldn't for a while so I don't blame 'ya.
                            • KuraiRyuu

                              KuraiRyuu Cosmic Narwhal

                              I can port forward, but I have to ask my dad, can't do it myself. He has like 2 or 3 routers set up, all with passwords I don't know nor am allowed to have, so, heh.
                              • Hukasu

                                Hukasu Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                well, that's pretty bad
                                but you might have a friend that could host the server for you
                                • Zaba35

                                  Zaba35 Phantasmal Quasar

                                  i believe it will son
                                  • Fuzions

                                    Fuzions Zero Gravity Genie

                                    I for some reason can't port forward. I'm not doing anything wrong, but it just won't happen.
                                    • BASE_SEVEN

                                      BASE_SEVEN Void-Bound Voyager

                                      I hope we wont have to port forward. My router is one of the ones that doesn't like being bothered with the petty concerns of humans
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                                      • Andinicus

                                        Andinicus Big Damn Hero

                                        Probably will require port forwarding and servers will be hosted by individuals. I really don't care either way cause I know how to port forward. For those who dont just good simple port forwarding its a neat program that helped me a ton, make sure your read up on their website (didn't know i had 2 firewalls i had to portforward)
                                        • Malthael2797

                                          Malthael2797 Void-Bound Voyager

                                          My router wont port forward because its so oooolllddddd but i guess I'll just hop around servers instead of hosting one.

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