Thread: an odd problem
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
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perform a traceroute to the server and post the results:

start > run > cmd

tracert serverhostname(found in server setup)

try the telnet test:

start > run > cmd
telnet serverhostname port#

(where serverhostname={the server ipaddress or hostname of the server you’re trying to connect to (found in vent client server setup)} and port#={port associated with that server}
(example: “telnet 3784” or “telnet 3784” without the quotes)

If telnet can't connect then vent won't either as telnet is a function of the tcp/ip stack which is a part of the operating system. If it can't make a tcp connection then something is preventing the connection on that specific port#.
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