iGOR Part / Documentation / How to check the
firewall / Internet Connectivity
First of all, as much of a surprise as this may be, neither WinVROC nor
needs GPL to even be installed on the system to chat or to get a
racelist, so just forget about GPL mods, settings and what not.
Changing anything in GPL will not help you get a racelist or chat.
Unless you have specifically enabled a SOCKS proxy or your ISP/network
admin has told you have to use one, YOU SHOULD NOT USE SOCKS AT ALL.
Turn it OFF, OFF, OFF (make sure it's OFF now even if you haven't
enabled it). SOCKS doesn't really have anything to do with having a firewall either, it's just a
mechanism to go through a firewall
that otherwise completely blocks all traffic. It needs special settings
on the router. I don't know of any home routers/gateways that have a
built-in SOCKS proxy, so it's unlikely that you would need to use it.
Furthermore, opening all those ports in your firewall
will probably not help either as they are meant for hosting, i.e.
INCOMING traffic. You seem to have a problem with OUTGOING traffic. Now
most home routers don't block outgoing traffic, although some have the
ability. However, many personal software firewalls DO block outgoing
traffic. I think the most likely culprit is one of those, even if you
said you disabled them all. Are you running Windows XP SP2? Did you
disable its firewall
To verify your connection to the racelist server(s), try the following
commands from the Command Prompt (aka DOS Prompt), for WinVROC:
This should result in the Command Prompt window being cleared
pretty much immediately. Pressing Enter should bring back the
prompt. If this command does not clear the screen, but rather
times-out, something is definitely blocking traffic to the VROC
racelist server. If it works, but WinVROC itself still doesn't, even
though you have (again) made sure vroc.ini looks like this:
telnet racelist.vroc.net 44044
then something is blocking traffic to and from WinVROC.exe (a software firewall, like the WinXP firewall, ZoneAlarm, Norton,
or whatever). If the "telnet" method doesn't work, it could also be
For iGOR try this:
Verify that this works first. "works" means that this command
should display ping times, not only time-outs. If the ping works, try
This should pretty much immediately clear the screen. Pressing
Enter 3 times should bring back the prompt (after some messages from
the Nidhoeggr racelist server). If this works but iGOR still doesn't, even
though you have verified your iGOR.ini
is correct, it's likely to be a software firewall
problem. If either the ping or the telnet doesn't work, it could also
be your router.
telnet gplrank.info 30197
If none of this helps, I would turn to your router next. Verify it
allows all outgoing traffic. Also verify it allows incoming traffic for
established connections. If you can't find anything in your router to
explain this, turn to your ISP/network admin and see if they closed
down any ports on their end.
If you have problems with the above commands and receive something like
not find host you may have a problem with the internet
name resolution called DNS. To verify this please try the
commands from the Command Prompt (aka DOS Prompt):
You must look for the last line Address:
18.104.22.168 (the address itself can be different !)
More help will be available here: http://forum.rscnet.org/forumdisplay.php?f=36