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i created a program in VB.NET that connects with tcp to a server... the problem i have is my server keeps rejecting the connections... i have no skill in networkin and i need some help, its probably something very basic but i still cant figure it out... im pretty sure its not my code although it is possible that i overlooked something else simple in my code. Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance
Jan 6 '09
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DonRayner
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That means that you are not using the Window Firewall. Most likely you have RRAS enabled on the server which is using ipnat.sys. If that's the case you will have to look into the configuration of your RRAS to enable access
Jan 13 '09 #11
raids51
59 New Member
yea i do have it enabled, but im not very good with servers, could you tell me how to enable access?
Jan 13 '09 #12
DonRayner
489 Recognized Expert Contributor
I'm affraid I don't have any experiance using RRAS myself except in turning the service off to use firewall. Maybe someone else could help you there.
Jan 14 '09 #13
raids51
59 New Member
so if RRAS is on does that mean that i cant have firewall running?
Jan 14 '09 #14
DonRayner
489 Recognized Expert Contributor
Correct. Your windows firewall would need to have use of ipnat.sys but if RRAS is using it, it won't be able to start. Now RRAS will act as sort of a basic firewall if you want to setup exceptions on it to block ports, but it should be by no means your only means of protection. The Firewall on your router should be eanbled and then you use port forwarding to direct your required incomming ports to the server. If the application that you are using requires an ICMP responce from your server you may also have to enable it on your router.
Jan 15 '09 #15
raids51
59 New Member
hmm... well i cant see why it keeps rejecting connections...
Jan 16 '09 #16
DonRayner
489 Recognized Expert Contributor
You could try to do an online port scan from your server to see if that port is actually open. Just type something like "Firewall Test" into google and you can find some sites that will do a port scan to see what is open.

If the port shows as open then it's probally a problem with your program, if not then you are going to have to dig more into why the port is still blocked.
Jan 16 '09 #17

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