Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

erayayay
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Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

Post by erayayay »

When I try to enter the farming simulator 19 multiplayer that I downloaded from epic games, it gives the error failed to connect before the server list opens. When I look at the logs I see this:

2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token started
2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token complete
2024-01-07 20:59 Warning: Couldn't reach front server for public key.
2024-01-07 20:59 Error: Failed to connect

My firewall is off, antivirus is off and the upnp setting on the modem interface is on
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

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erayayay wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:14 pm When I try to enter the farming simulator 19 multiplayer that I downloaded from epic games, it gives the error failed to connect before the server list opens. When I look at the logs I see this:

2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token started
2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token complete
2024-01-07 20:59 Warning: Couldn't reach front server for public key.
2024-01-07 20:59 Error: Failed to connect

My firewall is off, antivirus is off and the upnp setting on the modem interface is on
This appears to be a relatively common problem now, that many of us are fighting with. So far, to the best of my knowledge, there is no fix. At least a couple of us are pursuing Giants tech support about this, but they are unfortunately yet to acknowledge the problem. It is extraordinarily frustrating as it makes multiplayer impossible. There are multiple threads in this forum about it, starting from years ago already:

viewtopic.php?t=203750
viewtopic.php?t=195297
viewtopic.php?t=204038
viewtopic.php?t=131909
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

Post by DirectCedar »

erayayay wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:14 pm When I try to enter the farming simulator 19 multiplayer that I downloaded from epic games, it gives the error failed to connect before the server list opens. When I look at the logs I see this:
I have the very same error in the log, by the way.

Did yours used to work, and then suddenly start doing this? Mine worked fine for years on the identical setup I am running now. Then out of the blue in December it stopped connecting and will not join the server no matte what I try.
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

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erayayay wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:14 pm When I try to enter the farming simulator 19 multiplayer that I downloaded from epic games, it gives the error failed to connect before the server list opens. When I look at the logs I see this:

2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token started
2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token complete
2024-01-07 20:59 Warning: Couldn't reach front server for public key.
2024-01-07 20:59 Error: Failed to connect

My firewall is off, antivirus is off and the upnp setting on the modem interface is on
Have you had any luck resolving this? I remain stuck with it. I've tried every fix I can find online and from a couple friends who work in IT.
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

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erayayay wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:14 pm When I try to enter the farming simulator 19 multiplayer that I downloaded from epic games, it gives the error failed to connect before the server list opens. When I look at the logs I see this:

2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token started
2024-01-07 20:59 [EpicStoreAuth] Query Ownership Token complete
2024-01-07 20:59 Warning: Couldn't reach front server for public key.
2024-01-07 20:59 Error: Failed to connect

My firewall is off, antivirus is off and the upnp setting on the modem interface is on
Have you found a fix for this? Has Giants responded to your support ticket on the bugtracker? They finally replied to mine and told me there is no problem :confusednew: :confusednew: Mine still doesn't work.
yacal
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

Post by yacal »

Any solution? I have the same problem
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

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yacal wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:15 pm Any solution? I have the same problem
I wish I had something to offer you. Giants continues to completely ignore me and the many other frustrated players in the same situation, despite all of our inquiries into this very unfortunately common problem. It is extraordinarily maddening.
andlaz
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

Post by andlaz »

Hello,

I have (or rather, had for many months, it used to work earlier) the same issue with FS19 only (not with FS22 or FS17).

In my case it was due to a SSL handshake failure with the server responsible for FS19 - fs19-a.farming-simulator.com

It is using a certificate issued by "Let's Encrypt" (FS22 and FS17 servers use different certificate issuer).
My Win10 wouldn't trust that certificate for some reason.

So I went through https://letsencrypt.org/certificates/ looking for "Let’s Encrypt R3" (that was used by FS19 server),
and from there went to https://crt.sh/?id=3334561879 (by clicking on the "Signed by ISRG Root X1" for Let’s Encrypt R3)

Downloaded the certificate from the Download Certificate link there (3334561879.crt) and installed it - no more "Couldn't reach front server for public key", getting server list now.

Hope this helps some dealing with the same issue.
DirectCedar
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Re: Failed to connect, Couldn't reach front server for public key

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andlaz wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:21 pm
Hope this helps some dealing with the same issue.
THIS WORKED. IT IS FINALLY CONNECTING AND PLAYING NORMALLY AGAIN. andlaz, I can't tell you how appreciative I am of you finding and sharing this solution. I've wracked my brain and the internet for almost eight months trying to find a fix for this. Giants has been less than zero help, and to all external appearances, is completely ignoring the issue and the many many many players who are locked out of the game because of it. Thank you so much for applying your expertise to this problem and for sharing the solution. The talent and goodwill and generosity of the greater community around this game is extraordinary.
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