The IL2FB Dedicated Server software is intended to be used on a standalone PC or
The current ver1.22 DS will work on most networking setups, but you must know your network, or atleast have some
Ports to open for IL2FB; The standard port is
Note: You can change this, if for example you want to
have multible il2servers running on one host.
Note: On some networks, like unix/linux controlled
systems and high end routers which are more configurable you may need to port
forward ICMP to the hosting server. Most home based routers and operating
systems have this enabled by default.
Depending on your network or how you are hosting, you
may need to know how to set Pinholes in firewalls and port forward in routers.
Please read up on how to do this with the manuals you have for your network.
Note: Firewall setting and Portforwarding must be done
correctly for the il2server to work.
You need to know the IP address of the host/server and
any clients who will be admins ingame.
Use the command "ipconfig" at a cmd
prompt to find these out.
Note: I recommend using a manually set IP
address for the host PC/Server. On higher end networks the network
administrator can set an IP of a PC/Server "router side" and
leave the host/server on DHCP.
The reason is that if the IP address changes(
Dynamic IP addresses)on
the Host/server you will have to alter the IP in the IL2FB server
configs each time the server PC is rebooted.
Note : The Dedicated Server finds 1 ip address
automatically. This step is only required
if you have multible connection sources, like 2 or more network cards,
internet and network or all of the previous. In this case you need to
create Server addresses for each of those devices/connections called a
socket. You can do this several ways. Manually each time the server
starts or automatically when the server starts. You can do it another
way with a com file aswell covered in the com files section.