OK guys I'm back. Been quite busy lately so didn't have time to reply.
DosBox uses UDP for it's IPX tunneling. UDP is connectionless
protocol so nothing need to be closed. It's a bit strange tho why dosbox on windows stops accepting new connections. Also, great idea with that website! It would be nice to have a community revolved around DOS multiplayer gaming on a bunch of dedicated ipx tunneling servers.
I've been moving to a new server. It's up and running again.
I'm afraid this would require modifications to the dosbox itself. It currently doesn't support any kind of communication (like displaying warning messages
) through it's IPX tunneling facility.
I've sent you a PM.
Also, source code of the IPXNET server is now available at svn://masterm.org/ipxnet
. Just checkout the head revision and type 'make' to build. You'll need libsdl-net1.2-dev or similar package.