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Ethan D.
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Because of circumstances that I feel isn't worth elaborating here, I am unable to host MapTools through the usual method of port forwarding. So I was wondering if there are any plans for new methods of hosting or not? I know there's UPnP, but I am unsure on how to get it working for me.

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UPnP is just an automated way for Maptool to open a port on your router.

Hosting is always on your machine, except for a very experimental way someone wrote about to run one on AWS.

If you can't open a port you may have to use a VPN.

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metatheurgist wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 6:24 am
UPnP is just an automated way for Maptool to open a port on your router.

Hosting is always on your machine, except for a very experimental way someone wrote about to run one on AWS.

If you can't open a port you may have to use a VPN.
Mind elaborating on the steps for using VPN to host MapTools?

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Ethan D. wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:37 pm
Mind elaborating on the steps for using VPN to host MapTools?
He means using a VPN like Hamachi: https://vpn.net/

https://documentation.logmein.com/docum ... tarted.pdf
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Full Bleed wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:12 pm
Ethan D. wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:37 pm
Mind elaborating on the steps for using VPN to host MapTools?
He means using a VPN like Hamachi: https://vpn.net/

https://documentation.logmein.com/docum ... tarted.pdf
Thanks! Will get around to that at some point.

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Ethan D. wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 12:03 am
Because of circumstances that I feel isn't worth elaborating here, I am unable to host MapTools through the usual method of port forwarding. So I was wondering if there are any plans for new methods of hosting or not? I know there's UPnP, but I am unsure on how to get it working for me.
For Reasons of Travel I am hosting my Maptools on a virtual Machine in the cloud. Aint no connection Problems there, ever :-)

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Ethan D. wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 12:03 am
Because of circumstances that I feel isn't worth elaborating here, I am unable to host MapTools through the usual method of port forwarding. So I was wondering if there are any plans for new methods of hosting or not? I know there's UPnP, but I am unsure on how to get it working for me.Gun Under 100 Reviews 2021
UPnP is just an automated way for Maptool to open a port on your router.

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