Wine and the Internet

Harold Hartley harold_hartley at
Thu Oct 4 13:12:22 UTC 2007

Billie Walsh wrote:
> 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.
It sounds to me like you need to open ports to receive from the server 
as I'm sure its sending to the server just fine.
If you run a router, then you need to go into it a open the port that is 
needed by telling it to forward it to what computer its going to and if 
its either TCP or UDP....


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