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Hi all,

I'm trying to install a java program on a server that I want people to be able to play over the internet.  Lets say I want to run my server on computer 12.34.56.789 on port 5678.  From the same computer I can run my client program and get to the server on port 5678.  However, from another computer I can't.  I suspect that the problem is one of security and I don't know how to make port 5678 accessible to outside computers.  Any idea how to make this work?  Thanks for the help.
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JayBuys earned 200 total points
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Is your server running or behind some some sort of firewall?  Or is it behind a router?
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It turns out this is exactly what's wrong.  I had to contact the router company for info on how to remove the blocks.  Thanks.
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