Not sure but I believe the NW servers are in NY city? or close. You guys use Nuclear Fall Out as a host?
von Wrecker is in Massachusetts. His ping is under 10. This is only on NW servers. We made sure, NO TS overlay, Deleted all files in Dogfight folder. did repair on RoF.
He connects fine to Hardy, Aces falling and JG1 For some reason he keeps getting kicked from NW , which for him is right down the street.
Is there any chance that his ISP may be on a black list?
This is very perplexing.
Your basic assumptions are correct - the server is in NYC and it's hosted through NFO.
As noted in the earlier post we've looked long and hard at those issues from our end, both in terms of our machine's particulars (CPU, Memory, Bandwidth, etc.) and with the ISP about connectivity, dropped connections, routing etc. for literally months and can't find anything to explain it. Simply put, some folks never, or very rarely have an issue -- which can be verified by looking at our stats page. Many of our pilots have only 1 (or 0) disco the entire month. Sadly, some folks have the devil's own luck connecting. For instance, looking at January when there were a lot of complaints, Rasil flew more than 85 hours (388 sorties) and had a single disco during the month, and he's by no means the only one. =LEON= flew nearly 40 hours (188 sorties) without a disco at all.
So, from my perspective, not only is it perplexing, but it's irritating as hell. However, the fact that many folks have no troubles at all, our ISP can't find a problem after months of looking at it, and we can't see any problem with server loads either, while not 100% proof, are at least highly indicative that the issue is not on our server side.
Regarding a black list, I am completely unaware of one. That is certainly a possibility as NFO, like many other providers, have dealt with DoS attacks and other issues over the years, and may well have something like that in place, but to the best of my knowledge, we have never been told about such a list, or given any sort of way to affect it, if there were such a list. I don't check their forums very often, but I can't recall ever seeing anything about one there either.
Has vonWrecker checked all 3 of our servers (or all 5, if he has BoS)? It would stand to reason that he would have the issue on all of them, and not just Wargrounds. I'll verify our banlist(s) when I get home tonight, but I don't recall a ban for him either, but I'll check to make sure.
In the meantime, I'd recommend he install WinMTR and run it while trying to connect to Wargrounds. It will show all the hops between him and us and record any packet loss figures enroute.
Beyond that, I've got no real explanation for his connection issues, and I wish I had a better answer for him. Sorry.