In order to make it easier for people to get to your domain-server, we’ve just added a new feature called “automatic networking”. You can set this in the “Metaverse Registration” section of your domain-server settings.
There are three options:
Full: this will have your domain-server check in with our “ice-server” every so often and update its public networking information and local networking information. Interface clients will then connect to your domain-server by telling the ice-server they want to connect to you. On most types of home networks this should just work. This means you don’t need to open any ports on your router or have a DNS name or static IP to get users to connect to your domain.
IP Only: this will update your IP address with data-web every so often. This is useful for users who want to open the domain-server port on their firewall (40102) but who have a dynamic IP address at home and don’t want to have to keep changing their IP address in data-web. As your IP address at home changes, we will update it for you in data-web so users can get to the new address.
None: this is the way all current domains work. We only use the network address you have entered in data-web for users to connect to you. This means you need a DNS name that will resolve to your IP address, or a IP address that isn’t going to change.
We think most domain-server users will want to leverage full automatic networking to make it very simple for users to find their domain.
If you already have your own domain, feel free to close 40102 and switch to full automatic networking to test it out. If you’ve been holding off on creating your domain because you wanted to avoid firewall settings, now would be a good time to get going!
Please comment here if you have any problems getting set up, or even if you’d just like to let us know that you’ve changed over to full auto networking so we can test getting to your domains!