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Old 11-20-2007, 06:15 AM   #1
binded
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Default Anyone else using a Cisco and getting MSG: Contacting Server?

Hello all,

Since the release of 3.0 i've been having difficulty connecting to any vent server.

I'm using a Cisco 4500 Router and so far I've done the following:

access-list 100 remark Vent
access-list 100 permit udp any any eq 6100
access-list 100 permit udp any any eq 5000
access-list 100 permit udp any any eq 3106 - Vent Server Port
access-list 100 permit tcp any any eq 3106 - Vent Server Port

I'm still hanging at MSG: Contacting Server.

I even went so far as to remove my entire access-list 100 and that fixed the issue but I can't figure out what's causing the connect issue with my access list.

Here's some other settings on my access-list for reference:

access-list 100 remark allow pings into the network
access-list 100 permit icmp any any echo
access-list 100 remark allow ping responses
access-list 100 permit icmp any any echo-reply
access-list 100 remark allow ICMP source-quench
access-list 100 permit icmp any any source-quench
access-list 100 remark allow path MTU discovery
access-list 100 permit icmp any any packet-too-big
access-list 100 remark allow time-exceeded, which is useful for traceroute
access-list 100 permit icmp any any time-exceeded
access-list 100 remark deny all other ICMP packets
access-list 100 deny icmp any any
access-list 100 remark DNS
access-list 100 permit udp host xx.xx.xx.xx eq domain any gt 1023
access-list 100 permit udp host xx.xx.xx.xx eq domain any gt 1023
access-list 100 remark Permit Established connections
access-list 100 permit tcp any any established
access-list 100 remark Permit Internal DNS Out
access-list 100 permit udp any eq domain any

Since leaving my Router completely open the world isn't an option, does anyone here have a solution for this or any advise?

BTW: I've recently upgraded to 3.0.1 and I'm still having the same issue.

This is NOT a problem with the Vent Server not being upgraded just FYI.

Thanks ahead of time.

Last edited by binded; 11-20-2007 at 06:17 AM.
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