[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Can't connection to vassal server, Help please!

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Sun Jul 15 11:24:29 MST 2012

Thus spake 4190Remm:
> I am able to start a mod, but when I try to connect to play a game
> on-line I get a connection error.
> My system is:
> Model: Dell Inspiron 560
> OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
> CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93 Ghz
> Memory: 8 GB
> Video: Dell IN1910N
> Java: Version 7 Update 5 (Build 1.7.0_05-b05)
> Module: Axis&allies_2.0, AxisAllies_v1 & DDM2 (1st two downloaded from
> site, last https://sites.google.com/site/ddmgnoll/links-downloads[1])
> I can start Vassal and log the Mod.  I select "Look for game online" in
> the start-up wizard and eventually I get the following Network
> Communication Error (used Axis&allies_2.0 for this example, but get same
> error in all mods):
> java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out: connect
> 	at java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.connect0(Native Method)
> 	at java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.NetworkClient.doConnect(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.<init>(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getNewHttpClient(Unknown
> Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.plainConnect(Unknown
> Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
> 	at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(Unknown
> Source)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.HttpRequestWrapper.doGet(HttpRequestWrapper.java:90)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.HttpRequestWrapper.doGet(HttpRequestWrapper.java:47)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.DynamicClient.getServerConfig(DynamicClient.java:65)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.DynamicClient.buildDelegate(DynamicClient.java:55)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.DynamicClient$1.doInBackground(DynamicClient.java:85)
> 	at VASSAL.chat.DynamicClient$1.doInBackground(DynamicClient.java:82)
> 	at org.jdesktop.swingworker.SwingWorker$1.call(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
> 	at org.jdesktop.swingworker.SwingWorker.run(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
> I was last able to connect and play on-line on June 18th.  Whenever I
> have tried to connect since then I get the communication error.
> I will check this thread at least once a day (usually my evenings, after
> work).  If there is any other information you need to help me fix this,
> let me know.
> Thanks much!

It looks like your copy of VASSAL is having trouble connecting to
vassalengine.org in order to find the game server. Are you able to
load http://www.vassalengine.org/util/getServerImpl manually?


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