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The "???" Ping Issue (personal and dedicated servers)

Have you had the "???" ping issue happen to your/friends' personal server(s)/dedicated servers/etc recently? (aka in last 5-6 months))  

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  1. 1. Have you had the "???" ping issue happen to your/friends' personal server(s)/dedicated servers/etc recently? (aka in last 5-6 months))

    • Yes, I had.
      48
    • No, I hadn't.
      7
    • I don't know/Am not sure.
      13


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Toutan    101

I'm glad someone finally brought this issue to the forum. I've been playing on a personal server for a while now, but a friend told me that the ping displayed on my server was "????", and it becomes annoying because nobody joins my server D:

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Baguettes    262

Now this right here needs some attention. If you choose best connection as a filter type, all of those servers get pushed down to the bottom.
i want to know the solutions to this as well, so I should sit back and wait for an answer to this long-unsolved issue.

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x0-VERSUS-1y    6851

I do hope KLei will take a look into this issue. It appears quite a sum of players encountered said "???" problem developing over recent times on servers that otherwise were "A-OK". As to quote a forumite from linked OP regarding possible solutions:

On 2/13/2021 at 1:00 AM, Daniel86268 said:

...sometimes [can] be fixed by portforwarding, fiewall, etc, whereas the rest sometimes fixes themselves or stay that way.

In certain cases perhaps mentioned port forwarding could help. A general example: How to Port Forward – General Guide to Multiple Router Brands. But I don't know how much (if any) such practice could help for DST personal servers that got the "???" outcome out of the proverbial blue. Once more I wish KLei would weight in, maybe has something to do with a recent-past DST update (and looking at "Year of the Beefalo" with all its bugs, crashes a.s.o., it might very well be the case here too).

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I am extremely curious as to why Klei is so silent on this issue, not even a word about possible technical reasons for this occurrence. I recently set up my own dedicated server on a personal server and forwarded all the necessary ports: no change, no fix.

It's very annoying to go to all to the trouble to set up a public server on a good connection, and then have no one join because of this issue. @Klei, is there at least some explanation as to what's going on please?

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ShadowDuelist    8164

In my server it seems to happen more often after the server has been open for a while (100+ days) or there are a lot of people playing. Ironically even with that, the ping sometimes fixes by itself and that’s when new players get to know the server.
 

Also, since I live in Argentina, most people from the southern tip of South America (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay mostly) tell me they have a decently smooth experience playing at about 60-80 ping on average, even when the server shows “???”

So yeah, no clue how that works...

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0127    17

I've had this issue as well, since I started playing this game. I also notice that my partner's ping also doesn't show up. It doesn't matter whether it's a hosted or dedicated server either. I've googled this before.

There have been posts about this in the past. I've tried solutions I read about on Steam and the Forums, to no avail. Those solutions basically included changing the router's settings, something with the ports and proxy and whatnot. I'm not that knowledgeable in these things but I am 99 % sure I did everything correctly. Nothing changed. It's bugging me as well, especially even more since I changed my internet provider and now have a very strong internet connection.

It's something with the router's settings for the device you're using to play DST, combined with some small issues (?) on Klei's site, I guess? I'm not sure if it's possible to change it with an update. I've always thought it's just my laptop or console but I don't think every single person who does have a ping showing for their server did some changes to the settings. 

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