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360 Doesnt Respond To Ping / Portscan Even Though I Can Ftp!

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#1 stowelly


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

Im trying to create a simple socket based server on my 360. but cant seem to connect to it, the identical code used on my pc responds fine.

the interesting thing ive noticed is that the 360 (when in freestyle dash) doesnt respond to ping or portscan, even though I can connect with the same IP to FTP so ports are clearly open, any reason why I cant connect, or even get any response out of the 360? would have thought that port 21 would have shown up in a portscan, and would have thought it would respond to a ping. any ideas?


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

responding to ping requires something that is listening to ping requests and responding...it doesn't come for "free" just because the port is there.

If you are writing code for the 360 to open a socket you must set the privilege on your xex to allow insecure sockets, and you have to setsockopt as well. do a bit of research and you should turn up the specifics. If you can't I can put them here when I have a bit more time.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

Ahh i didnt realise that was how it worked. been going insane literally all day trying to work out why i cant connect!!

if anyone else comes across this issue, this page helped me


dont suppose you know of any active xexdk boards do you? any I have come across appear to be very inactive

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