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Leaf and Hamachi alternative for IPX communications

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mcseguy9, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. mcseguy9

    mcseguy9 Thread Starter

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    Leaf and Hamaci work for TCP/IP only, I think.

    I need a program like that that works for IPX, in order to play Warcraft 2 online without using battlenet (you can't play against the computer on battlenet, only against players, and I would like to be able to play with friends against the computer).

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. Wanderer2

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    Not going to happen. You can't run IPX over the internet even though it is a internet protocol. IPX was for local lan playing only and was long ago replaced with tcp/ip. It has been awhile but I thought you could host a game on your pc and have your friends join it via the internet and tcp/ip.
     
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    Well, you can but it's going to take a lot more work and money than I bet you'll want to devote. You need to set up two Cisco routers on each end of your connection and use GRE tunneling.
     
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    Yep that would work. Wouldn't have thought of a commercial solution to a home game issue.
     
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    Yeah, normally you wouldn't think about using something like what I suggested. But then again, I don't see the need for the other exotic type transports for just providing a game server connection link. For game server type stuff like this, I would just password lock the server and be done with it. I have a ton of hosted server traffic coming in and out of my network but I personally haven't gone that step to secure every bit of traffic. I only use my VPN connections only when I'm doing remote administrative stuff on the network.
     
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