please test my chat client

  1. 5 months ago

    heres my chat client dunno if it will connect or not...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vmt0htcipu1d0uk/%2BChat%20Client.01.zip?dl=0

    It doesn't connect for me. The problem is that it's using 10.0.0.66 as the IP. This IP address is reserved for use in local networks and can't be used over the Internet. Users would need the public IP address of the server in order to connect.

  2. i have the server side running already by the way

  3. Andrew L

    Apr 15 Answer San Francisco, CA, USA
    Edited 5 months ago

    It doesn't connect for me. The problem is that it's using 10.0.0.66 as the IP. This IP address is reserved for use in local networks and can't be used over the Internet. Users would need the public IP address of the server in order to connect.

  4. thank u andrew

    any solutions?

  5. Andrew L

    Apr 15 San Francisco, CA, USA
    Edited 5 months ago

    It really depends on your network setup, but you probably need to set up some kind of port-forwarding on your router/firewall.

    e.g. https://medium.com/botfuel/how-to-expose-a-local-development-server-to-the-internet-c31532d741cc

  6. ok i got the client side to show the public ip but how do i get the server side to listen on the public ip

  7.   Dim s As New HTTPSecureSocket
      Dim t As String = s.Get("https://api.ipify.org",10)
      MSGBOX T
  8. Andrew L

    Apr 15 San Francisco, CA, USA

    @Brandon B ok i got the client side to show the public ip but how do i get the server side to listen on the public ip

    Your router or internet gateway receives all inbound requests to your public IP. You have to configure the router/gateway to forward incoming connections to the server's local IP.

  9. thank u sir!

  10. would it make sense to use a shell to set these parameters?

  11. Andrew L

    Apr 15 San Francisco, CA, USA

    Most consumer routers have a web-based user interface for port forwarding and similar parameters. I'd use that if it's available.

  12. well !@#$%....

  13. hey andrew if i get this runnning would u like the source i have so far?

  14. Dave S

    Apr 15 San Diego, California USA

    And some ISP providers won't allow you to accept incoming requests.... so no matter what you did, nobody outside of your internal LAN could ever reach your server. Not saying that your ISP does this, but mine does (Cox Commuications, one of the largest in the United States)

  15. Andrew L

    Apr 15 San Francisco, CA, USA

    I don't really need code for a chat client right now, but I wouldn't mind taking a look.

  16. shao s

    Apr 15 Pre-Release Testers Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Windows only.. Any chance for a Mac build?

  17. ill build for both i gotta set my router to forward ports, my bro has the password so i have to wait til he gets over here

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