READ ONLY! DO NOT POST A REPLY. (Respect this please!) .
I will try to sort out what happened.
I am not sure exactly how this was resolved.
I will check in here with info periodically.
PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.
I do not want to start ANYMORE discussions.
(It's a bloody mess as it is. all my fault. Damn it.)
My copy of RoF refused to connect to the 'MASTER - SERVER" and errored with #2 an underneath that #1. (it went on for tooooooooooooooooo long)
I discovered through banging my head on the wall that the RoF server was not responding using the secure communication protocol. (SSL)
(Search for these SSL/TLS hand shaking etc SSL certificates etc etc etc there is a LOT to learn)
the issue was NOT
Port forwarding etcetera
What I suspect and will UPDATE when I get PROOF is that FOR SOME REASON my PC did not have the SSLv1 protocol enabled.
I might be WRONG.
And, the master-server had expired SSL certificates (is this the real problem?, I do not know)
I have to do some extensive working backward to see how his was FIXED. I am not looking forward to it. (cute pun)
If you have questions PM me. I will try to respond. (DO NOT SPAM ME!!!)
A possible reason that this happened:
A virus that had been removed from my system and had taken the SSLv1 with it. OR broke it. (yes SSL is heavily attacked)
I think I reinstalled SSLv1 and the master-server issue was fixed.
This is a THEORY. There is not proof yet, and may never be.
I will POST a REPLY to this thread when I get news.
Please do not reply to this thread. Leave it clean and simple for people to LEARN from.
PM me if you need to. I am quite approachable.
S A L U T E !