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Help Needed! Server DNS Name Issues
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Author:  Mezmorki [ Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Help Needed! Server DNS Name Issues

I'm in the process of trying to get a server up and running, hosted on my relatively good home connection.

Things are working well for the most part, but I am having an issue with getting the DNS name to work. Clients can connect (internal or external) using my IP address, but not my DNS name (

Here is what I have done:

- Registered for a DNS name ( through
- Flashed the DD-WRT router firmware onto my router.
- Turned on DDNS in my router settings and added the credentials for my DNS name ( It all says that it connected and updated properly.
- All udp/tcip ports are forwarded to my server machine (on a fixed IP).
- I added -ip x.x.x.x. and -hostname to my server command line (among the other typical features).

As of right now, people can connect using my IP, but again not with the DNS name. I can't ping my router remotely or ping using the DDNS.

Random thoughts on where the process could be breaking down:

#1) Is there anything else I need to do with my DNS to somehow register it / broadcast it on the interwebs? Or does signing up at handle all of that?

#2) Are there additional router settings I need adjust to make sure the DNS is aligned with my server computer. The DNS sits at the router level, but how does the router know that an incoming game request needs to go to a particular computer. E.G., what in my router links my server LAN ip to the DNS?

#3) Are there setting on my server computer than need to be adjusted so it is associated with the DNS name?

#4) Any additional settings in my quake server configuration that need to be made?

If there are any server admin's who have setup their own servers with a DNS name, I'd love to hear the details of how you did it.


Author:  Baker [ Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Needed! Server DNS Name Issues

You don't have a Quake problem, you have a DNS problem. (At least for starters).

You should ask this question at a stackexchange forum, like or

Don't mention Quake, just say you can't ping your router and explain that part. You know, keep it simple and focused on that single problem. Quake doesn't have anything to do with whether you can ping your router.

Author:  EzJacK [ Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Needed! Server DNS Name Issues

Your still alive, where you been Bro?

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