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After installing your AMX-64, one of two things may
happen when you connect to an IRC server. You will either be autokilled,
or you will be allowed to connect to the network but you will see
a tilde ( ~ ) in front of your username when you do a /whois on
The default "Automatic Sharing" mode on
the AMX-64 uses a industry standard technology known as NAT (Network
Address Translation) to share the connection. NAT routers are natural
firewall's that reject any unsolicited data that tries to travel
from the Internet to your computer. Basically, if you didn't send
a request for data, it isn't going to get past the NAT firewall.
In the case of IRC, when you log on to the IRC network,
the IRC server will attempt to send your computer an Ident request
to identify you. The NAT firewall will block the request as you
did request the Ident connection. Therefore the IRC server will
not get a response, you will either be refused a connection to the
network or you will be allowed on, but not Idented.
Both of these issues can be solved by using the Virtual
Server configuration to forward port 113 (the ident port) for access
through the routers NAT firewall.
Connect to the AMX-64 web interface using the admin
account and select "Advanced Setup". Click on "Virtual
Server" located under the configuration menu. Forward port
113 type TCP to the the IP address used by your computer. When complete
click "Save Settings" the AMX-64 will need to reboot before
changes will take affect.