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Posted: 4/11/2002 8:20:35 AM EDT


We both asked this in the GD forum.  Care to elaborate on this?
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 4:54:33 AM EDT
I don`t know about you but I`m starting to get a little worried by the fact that no technical staff member will respond to this! Even though I have seen the tech staff respond to other issues while this was still high on the topic list. Makes me wonder if I should continue to post or even visit this site.
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 7:44:34 AM EDT
I think that port 9999 has to do with the engine for the ad banner.  If you put your mouse pointer over the ad banner and look at the bottom of explorer it reads www.ar15.com:9999/engine/click.html and then the address of the advertiser.
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 9:06:43 AM EDT
I'm pretty sure it has to do with the AD banners too.  I just wish there was a better way to do that, can't it go back out on port 80.  

Link Posted: 4/13/2002 11:28:54 AM EDT
Ever since the ads went to port 9999, I'm unable to connect from work through the firewall.  Considering the majority of my daily-AR15.com-fix was usually from work I've hardly visited here.

I emailed the AR15.com webmaster (GB?) but haven't heard much.  From the posts in the forums, it appears I'm not the only one that can't load AR15.com pages.  I wonder how many people don't have a 2nd type of connection and are locked out completely.

Link Posted: 4/13/2002 5:46:44 PM EDT
The ads on port 9999 should just be blocked from your work firewall.  You should still be able to surf to www.ar15.com.  Unless the port 9999's alerted the firewall guys and they looked up the ip.  Then they figured it wasn't work related and locked out the ip.

We still need an answer to WHY the port 9999.  Can it be turned off or to another port.  
Link Posted: 4/13/2002 11:19:54 PM EDT
The ads on port 9999 should just be blocked from your work firewall.  You should still be able to surf to www.ar15.com.
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In comparing the source code, I'm able to load everything on the page down to the first ":9999" link, then nothing after that will load.  So I basically get the top menu.  I can choose one of those which will load everything on the page down to the ":9999" link again.

I'm getting the entire page, but my browser simply clocks indefinitely on the port# and does not process anything after it.  

I played around a little with copying the source code to my hard drive, editing out the port 9999 part and loading the page from the drive.  Worked only ok (formatting was way off), but the page appeared (of course it was on my local drive).  The first link I hit though clocks on the port 9999.

So I found the fix.

1. load the page
2. save source code to local drive
3. edit out :9999
4. load page from local drive
5. Read the page
6. click on desired link
7. go back to step 2 and read the next page

Link Posted: 4/15/2002 10:11:23 AM EDT
Interesting dilemma. Have a feature to turn off the banner adds, i think not. That would cost ar15.com money.

Probably for the better so I am not tempted to look at this site all day at work.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 6:12:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 6:02:22 AM EDT
This was still putting out 9999's yesterday.  Don't want you to forget!
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 6:26:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 9:10:43 AM EDT
Thanks GB.  [img]www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/thumbs.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 9:14:23 PM EDT
I don't think it's been fixed yet.  I'm still having problems.


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Link Posted: 5/19/2002 9:43:33 AM EDT
BTT since it is still active.  Get rid of 9999 plz.
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