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Old 02-25-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default MSG: Contacting Server

Specs are as follows:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

I have installed the latest version of Ventrilo, and it has been working flawlessly for weeks. Just recently, when I start Vent, instead of saying "Server available, push connect" is reads "MSG: Contacting Server" and that message stays even after I press connect. I have re-installed Vent, restarted numerous times, and contacted my IT guy to make sure my port is not blocked or anything. I have never firewalled anything on my computer, and have spent 30 minutes working with a Vent rep online with no results. Has anyone ever had this problem before? What might I do to solve it? Thank you for your time and assistance.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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[FONT=Verdana]make sure the server is running (this will also verify the ipaddress/port# are correct) > [URL=""][/URL][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana](enter the serverhostname and port# found in the vent client server setup)[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[FONT=Verdana]perform a traceroute to the server and post the results:

open a terminal session:[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana]traceroute [FONT=Verdana]serverhostname(found in server setup)[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana]telnet serverhostname port#


[FONT=Verdana](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}[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana](example: “telnet 3784” or “telnet [url][/url] 3784” without the quotes)[/FONT]
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#. [/FONT]

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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Prog- thanks for your help. I've seen this post before, and it appears very helpful. However, I don't know how to perform any of these actions. could you rewrite your post as a quick walkthrough and show me what I need to be doing step-by-step?
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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Prog- Results of my tests. How do I Fix my problem?


Last login: Sat Feb 28 09:38:16 on console
creighton-olsens-imac:~ creightonolsen$ telnet 8226
telnet: connect to address Operation timed out
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
creighton-olsens-imac:~ creightonolsen$


Traceroute has started ...

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 ( 0.981 ms 0.569 ms 0.556 ms
2 * * *
3 * * *
4 * * *
5 * * *
... and so on until 63 * * *
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