Wine and the Internet

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Thu Oct 4 01:27:23 UTC 2007

Harold Hartley wrote:
> Billie Walsh wrote:
>> Probably should ask this on some other list but will start here.
>> I'm trying out a rather esoteric piece of Windows software called 
>> WXSpots. It seems to run just fine with Wine except for one small 
>> detail. It needs internet access, which it doesn't seem to be able to get.
>> Should programs running with Wine be able to access the internet through 
>> the default Kubuntu [ Feisty ] settings?
>> I've written to ask the author if there is any special connection needs 
>> that I need to know.
> Any time I have run a app in wine, it connects the internet just fine 
> for me because the the linux box was already connected to the internet.
> Harold

This is the reply I received from the author of the software:

> Hi Billie,
> Thanks for your e-mail.  WXSpots first parses a web page (port 80) to
 > find the IP address of the server to connect to.  It then connects to
> the server's IP address on port 49153.  I hope this helps!

OK, now I'm a complete dummy when it comes to this port stuff. I don't 
use a firewall on my computer [ long story ]. We do have a firewall in 
the router. Our ISP also has some REAL firewalls in the system. In fact 
I had some issues connecting to IRC chat and he had to do something to 
the ports. One of the relay nodes was blocking the stream.

The program works fine from Windows so I'm figuring the router and 
firewalls between me and the net are open for use.

Our connection is always hot. Unless the system is down.

This isn't a critical thing. Just wanted to try it in Linux to see if it 
would work. The program runs just fine. Just connecting to the server 
seems to be a problem.

Billie Walsh
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