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November. 30, 2021

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Failed to make connection to list server
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Hello,

For approximately a year I have hosted a server titled " [ZA] South African Freelancers". In the last few days, my server has unfortunately not been able to connect to the regular list server. I can connect to my server over my own network, but looking at the graphs on flserver.de, it hasn't shown as online since about a week ago.

The only recent change of note is that I moved my server from an older machine to a newer, significantly faster one. After the move, my server was able to connect to the list server exactly as before, until the console started showing a repeating error of it failing to connect. Nothing changed on the machine I'm hosting from, or on my router.

This is what I have tried to resolve the issue so far:

• Ensured that the workaround patch is correctly installed. Both the gls_workaround and libcurl files are present, and added to the dacom.ini Libraries section.

• Port 2302 is forwarded for ports 2300-2400 in my router as before.

• IPv6 is disabled in that machine's Local Area Connection settings.

• No special mods are installed, apart from an HD Textures pack and a widescreen fix, which had not caused any problems before.

• The old machine still retains the original installation that's been running for about a year. Upon starting that older installation of the server up, it also fails to connect to the list server. I assume this means that the given installation of Freelancer and its settings are not at fault?

• Ensured that the Official 1.1 Patch is indeed installed.

• Disabled both my antivirus and firewall temporarily, but the issue persisted.

I am able to see and connect to other servers in-game, so I assume the issue lies with my own server or its machine somehow. What's perplexing is that the problem started abruptly, in the middle of a hosted session. Given my current situation, I do need to occasionally shut the server'machine off for extended periods, as the graphs on flserver.de show.

Can anyone advise whether the list server itself is having trouble right now, or if there is anything else I can try to get the server back online?
Could the list server have blacklisted or otherwise blocked my address as a result of my server starting up and connecting too often in a given time frame?

My sincere thanks in advance for your time and attention to this post.

- Blinky

Posted on: 7/9 16:31
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I think the list server might be down in general currently. I was unable to see any servers in FL the past days. Maybe it bugged out...

Posted on: 7/10 22:54
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It's back online.

Posted on: 7/11 18:48
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Many thanks for your feedback. At the time of writing, I can confirm my server was able to connect to the list server again, much appreciated.

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Good day,

My apologies for reviving an existing thread, however I've encountered a problem similar to the one from before.

At present, while my server appears to be able to connect to the list server initially, that connection doesn't stick, and is somehow intermittent. FLServer repeats the following code in its console:

Connecting to list server...
Established connection to list server...
Sending game information to list server...
Lost connection to list server...
Connecting to list server...
Established connection to list server...
Sending game information to list server...

This repeats for a while, until it appears to give up, where no further code is generated, and the server likely isn't visible to anyone else through the internet.

According to the graphs available on flserver.de, the server "[ZA] South African Freelancers" hasn't shown as online for several days.

I have tested that everything is correct with my installation again, as with my original post above. Nothing has changed on my router since, and tests on my internet connection itself are fast and stable. Upload and download speeds show consistent results.

Can anyone advise whether the list server might be encountering trouble, or is there something I may still try to restore the connection? Has someone encountered the same behaviour when hosting a server before?

Many thanks for your attention in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on: 10/3 10:54
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