I updated the server on Friday or Saturday(10-9-2020 or 10-10-2020) and it said "Awaiting publication" but I was still able to join and things were working. My friend was also able to join and things were fine, then today (Sunday, 10-11-2020) it still is awaiting for publication and it shows up in steam the way it did before anything changed and I am at a loss. Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated and I have also attached the support .zip file.
The ports are forwarded last I checked and I suspect that it is not that as it worked yesterday so I would guess that it was something else, I have verified the files, updated the server, and have saved it (all 3 via the included GUI buttons).
Have you checked your Public IP is current? Have you checked your Local IP is current? Does your firewall rules match the Local IP address and port? Does your port forwards match your Local IP and port?
It appears that my public IP has changed but I am unsure that it matters, as steam can still see it. I updated the favorites list with the new IP and it never shows up under that one, only the old one. The ports are forwarded on the local IP, The Firewall for my anti-virus is also still set up correctly. So, what would you recommend from there?
That seemed to fix it thank you. May I know why this software needs to port forward at all? I do not know much about networking or servers and am curious. My roommate said that port forwarding is "something we did in the past and I shouldn't need to for anything this side of 2010", thus why I am wondering, thanks.
Port forwarding is done so that external people can connect to your machines. Without port forwarding setup, the outside world does not know how to route into your local network.
Port forwarding is like a sign that tell network traffic where to go. ASM does not need port forwarding to be setup, the ARK server software does.
I am not sure why you roommate is telling you it does not need to be done, but ALL dedicated servers need port forwarding to be setup in order for external traffic to route correctly to your internal network.
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