Problems with Master List
This question "I don't see my server on the Master List" has been asked so many times and I apologise for that.
But I think I have a different issue than others:
I'm using Google Cloud VM instance feature to create my instance where I intend to host the server.
I followed the tutorial and I am able to start the MW3 server with no problems, or so it seems.
If I type 'status' I get the usual response that a working server would give but it doesn't show up in the master list.
I figured this problem is much more complex than just opening some ports on the firewall.
Does anybody know if this is caused by an improperly VPC setup?
I'm not a super expert on the matter, I tried to read the documentation provided by Google and the 27000-28000 ports are opened for ingress/egress traffic and VM instance is properly tagged for the firewall rules to apply so the ports are not the issue.
It seems that I am missing something else to allow others (Including me) to reach the Instance because even I can't join it if I try to direct connect (nothing happens).
I was wondering if there is a networking expert here who knows how to deal with Google Cloud.
I have obtained in the past the 300 euro voucher for Gcloud for free (a signup bonus) so that's why I'm using their services and hopefully I can get this thing running.
I don't think I need to create a Cloud NAT because the last thing I want to confuse incoming packets is to use a shared IP. (Or am I wrong?)
So do I need to manually create VPC to decide where the traffic goes?
I found out a lot of people use OVH as their VPS provider for MW3 Basically one friend of mine sent me a screenshot of his desktop (VPS) and there's is the Google Cloud shell. Basically OVH uses Google cloud to create VMs and then resells you the product. So now I'm 100% sure that there's a way to make a MW3 server using Google cloud (without giving money to a third party). So I would appreciate it very much if someone know how to setup the networking part.
Thank you for the quick response, I checked with the tool and basically the ports result open. Specifically, it says Open|filtered with service unknown for the master port and half-life for some other ports I also opened.
I just want to check the basics, can you screenshot your server cmd window for me? So we can see the console output?
Of course, keep in mind that I'm running basically the default setup for the server, I basically only removed rust from the map rotation and basically that's it. And for the sake of testing (if I've done something stupid) I disabled WIndows firewall
This is the StartServer.bat
@echo off .\bin\plutonium-bootstrapper-win32.exe iw5mp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3" +set key "KEY +set net_port "27017" +start_map_rotate -dedicated
Nevermind now I see the server in the list. I wish to know what the **** I've done other than disabling the firewall because this is not the first time I disable everything because the thing doesn't show up lol. I'll post edit so to see if it was Windows Firewall or something else.