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Offline munchies

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i am not sure where i could post this on your forums so i figured id try here
 not sure why but when i have listed my local server on sites to brodcast it to the nation
every single one of them comes back saying im offline i have tried contacting them with no reply's
asked my minecraft community and yahoo answers with no help   
i am assuming they are pinging the server but im not really sure how it works but none of the server listing site's can see me
however people can join and play with no problem
i am only asking because i don't want to be stuck only using forum posts to get my server known
 do you play minecraft ? lol had to ask if you need to remember me
this is a link to the post you helped me out with
http://forums.pcwintech.com/index.php/topic,2903.0.html
if you need to know anything else let me know
and yes the port says its open and when checking the server loggs an address from the site testing the port

http://gamewebb.com/msmp-server-check.php
http://minecraft-server-list.com/
are 2 of the 5 i have tried 1'st is just a checker and the second is
an actual post site

also if you need to know it i have a host name minecraftinstinct.servegame.com (has a client on pc to update ip address)
and the actual ip address is 184.7.159.206 
is there any light you can provide on this topic ?

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 08:11:31 PM »
I dont play minecraft :-)

I can ping your IP so I know that isnt the problem.

Is minecraft running when you add your server to those sites? maybe they try to connect to your server to see if it works. First thing is to see how the sites are trying to test if your server is up. Make sure the server is up and running and try it again :wink:

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 06:34:27 AM »
its been running (exception of a few reboots) since you finished helping me add the portfwd
maybe it has something to do with upd since only tcp is enabled ?
i am going to try and ask them how they go about seeing if its online or not 
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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »
Good idea.

First step is to find out how they tell it is online. Then you will know what needs fixed :wink:

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 03:29:27 PM »
But for Ping I have been using @fsockopen (ICMP Ping), but in a couple of days it will be another method that is actually supported by Minecraft. Have been recoding the script today and will put it live soon after some testing.
is the response i get back from him

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 11:48:07 AM »
OK so that's all i could get out of him so in a last ditch hope i am posting screenies for you to look at and see if there is anything that could be changed to make things work better
this is the state of my current router
you can see the other options if u need any more screen shots let me know
basically i am asking is there anything missing or can be changed to optimize this router

also there is 2 log screen shots of flood attacks is this something i should be worried about ?
 
also using Xbox live it says that my connections may be limited because my nat is moderate is there something we can do about that
i just want it so that anyone can join and i stop getting these lost connection errors in my server ...

if you need anything from the first router let me know but remember its set to dmz to the trendnet


i know you must be getting sick of me i just haven't been able to find anywhere else to turn to ask

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 12:55:21 PM »
Nothing else you can do. I can ping your internet IP.

Also for the xbox make sure UPnP is enabled in the router. UPnP is auto port forwarding :wink:

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Re: minecraft server showing offline but its not and people are on it
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 12:55:21 PM »

 

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