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    Playstation 2 DNAS Guide
    By: Cody Mills
    Made: April 3, 2006.
    
    Index
    I. Introduction
    II. Frequently Asked Questions
    III. DNAS Error Codes
    IV. Disclaimer
    
    
    I. Introduction:
    
    Anyone who has played an online game for the Playstation2 console that has to 
    Authenticate DNAS data has wondered, What is this DNAS thing? And if bad luck 
    prevails, later to ask, Why am I getting this DNAS error?, What does it mean? 
    I JUST WANT TO PLAY! - I feel your frustration. Errors received during 'DNAS 
    Authentication' have plagued games/users, and I gathered all available 
    information on Sony's DNAS (You'll learn what it means in a minute), and 
    brought it together in this document.I have also compiled a list of the most 
    common DNAS errors, their definition, and possible work-arounds.
    (See section III)
    
    II. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
    
    1. What is DNAS?
    
    DNAS is a network verification system made by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc 
    (SCEI), used in most Playstation2 games with online capabilities. It stands for
    Dynamic Network Authentication System.
    
    2. What exactly does it do?
    
    DNAS receives information about your Playstation2, including information 
    pertaining to the game you are playing for: Authentication; Copy protection; 
    Account blocking; System rules, or other game management purposes. This is done
    to verify that you aren't breaking any rules stated in the Online User 
    Agreement, such as hacking or cheating.
    
    3. What online games use DNAS authentication?
    
    Every online game produced after the year 2003 uses DNAS. Games which were 
    produced before this time may not have DNAS.
    
    4. What can cause me to get a DNAS error?
    
    -Improperly configured network settings
    -Use of a third-party network adaptor
    -Use of a "burned" copy of a game
    -Use of a "modded" Playstation2
    -Use of a cheat device
    -Use of a Playstation2 which is out of date
    -Playing on a connection with active firewall or with closed network ports
    -Interference from other network equipment
    
    5. What can I do to pass through DNAS Authorization successfully?
    
    Make sure your Playstation2 Network Adaptor settings are accurate and working 
    properly. If the test on your Network Adaptor setup disc failed, your setup is 
    not complete and you will most likely not pass through the DNAS check. Make 
    sure all Network Adaptor settings are correct before connecting, and read the 
    Unofficial Network Adaptor FAQ or the Playstation.com NA wizard to troubleshoot
    
    Make sure you are using the Official Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem)(for 
    PlayStation2). Other unofficial network adaptors, such as the Go-Net or 
    Linksys adaptors are not supported by DNAS.
    
    Make sure you are using a full retail version of the game. DNAS will not allow 
    users with copied, or burned games to connect.
    
    Make sure you are using an original legitimate Playstation2. DNAS does not 
    allow modded Playstation2's to connect.
    
    Make sure you do not have any cheat devices connected. DNAS can detect the 
    presence of cheat devices such as GameShark, Codebreaker, and Action Replay. 
    Whereas any cheat device is connected, DNAS will not allow you to connect.
    
    Although this cannot be determined from physical appearance, make sure your 
    Playstation2 Console is compatible with DNAS. Past users with incompatible 
    Playstation2 Consoles received DNAS errors during the authentication screen 
    including (but not limited to) -880 or -881. If this is the case, you must call
    SCEA Consumer Services at 1-866-466-5333, or 1-800-345-7669 between the hours 
    of 6:00am - 7:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) to receive a replacement Playstation
    2 Console.
    
    Make sure the internet connection your Playstation2 Console with Network 
    Adaptor (Ethernet/modem)(for PlayStation2) is not behind a firewall or has any 
    closed network ports. DNAS requires certain ports to be open for successful 
    authentication.
    
    Make sure your Playstation2 has a good, sturdy connection. Additional traffic 
    on a shared internet connection may result in a slow connection to the DNAS 
    servers. Try ensuring no other PCs, etc. are generating undue traffic while 
    diagnosing DNAS issues. In some instances, other machines on a shared internet 
    connection may be generating too much traffic for DNAS requests to flow 
    correctly.
    
    6. How do I open ports for a firewall or router, so DNAS can connect?
    
    This is explained in tcampb01's Unofficial Network Adaptor FAQ here. (DMZ host 
    is the preferred and easiest method. This will create an open connection for 
    your Playstation2.)For specific game port requirements, refer to the game's 
    manual or developers website. It should be documented there.In some instances, 
    users had conflicts with firewalls which were the responsibility of their ISP. 
    Any such issues must be taken up with your ISP.
    
    7. Nothing you said here fixes my problem... What should I do?
    
    If you receive a message during login identifying a DNAS authentication error 
    and you're ripping your hair out in frustration, please write down the exact 
    error code number, and contact SCEA at 1-866-466-5333 or 1-800-345-7669 between
    the hours of 6:00am - 7:00pm (Pacific Standard Time).
    
    III. DNAS Error Codes
    
    
    Authentication Errors:
    -101 sceDNAS2_SS_SERVER_BUSY DNAS server is busy. "DNAS Error (-101) The 
    network authentication server is busy. Please try again later."
    
    -102 sceDNAS2_SS_BEFORE_SERVICE DNAS authentication service period has not 
    started for this title. "DNAS Error (-102) This software title is not in 
    service."
    
    -103 sceDNAS2_SS_OUT_OF_SERVICE DNAS authentication service period has ended 
    for this title. "DNAS Error (-103) This software title is not in service."
    
    -104 sceDNAS2_SS_END_OF_SERVICE All DNAS services have stopped. "DNAS Error 
    (-104) The network authentication server is not in service."
    
    -105 sceDNAS2_SS_SESSION_TIME_OUT Session timeout. "DNAS Error (-105) 
    Connection to the network authentication server has timed out. Please try again
    later."
    
    -106 sceDNAS2_SS_INVALID_SERVER DNAS library (PS2) received an invalid server 
    response. "DNAS Error (-106) A network authentication system error has 
    occurred."
    
    -107 sceDNAS2_SS_INTERNAL_ERROR DNAS library (PS2) internal error while 
    authentication DNAS server. "DNAS Error (-107) A network authentication system 
    error has occurred."
    
    -108 sceDNAS2_SS_EXTERNAL_ERROR DNAS server received corrupted data. "DNAS 
    Error (-108) A network authentication system error has occurred."
    
    
    Data Downloading Errors:
    -201 sceDNAS2_SS_DL_NODATA This title does not have a data download service. 
    "DNAS Error (-201) A download error has occurred."
    
    -202 sceDNAS2_SS_DL_BEFORE_SERVICE Data download service has not started for 
    this title. "DNAS Error (-202) A download error has occurred."
    
    -203 sceDNAS2_SS_DL_OUT_OF_SERVICE Data download service has ended for this 
    title. "DNAS Error (-203) A download error has occurred."
    
    -204 sceDNAS2_SS_DL_NOT_UPDATED No new download data. "DNAS Error (-204) A 
    download error has occurred."
    
    
    Machine Information Errors:
    -401 sceDNAS2_SS_INVALID_PS2 Invalid PS2 hardware. "DNAS Error (-401) A PS2 
    hardware information error has occurred."
    
    -402 sceDNAS2_SS_INVALID_MEDIA Invalid disc. "DNAS Error (-402) A PS2 disc 
    information error has occurred." Incorrectly updated or missing patch. 
    Possibly more than one update needed.
    
    -403 sceDNAS2_SS_INVALID_AUTHDATA Invalid or corrupted disc authentication 
    data. "DNAS Error (-403) A PS2 disc information error has occurred." 
    Incorrectly updated or missing patch. Possibly more than one update needed.
    
    -404 sceDNAS2_SS_INVALID_HDD_BINDING Current PS2 and HDD combination is 
    different than registered combination. "DNAS Error (-404) A PS2 hardware 
    information error has occurred."
    
    
    Network Errors:
    -601 GLUE_ABORT A network connection was aborted. "DNAS Error (-601) A network 
    error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or 
    network configuration.
    
    -602 NET_PROXY Proxy server error. "DNAS Error (-602) A network error has 
    occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or network 
    configuration.
    
    -610 NET_SSL An SSL session error occured. "DNAS Error (-610) A network error 
    has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or network 
    configuration.
    
    -611 NET_DNS_HOST_NOT_FOUND The DNS resolver did not recognize the DNAS server 
    host name. "DNAS Error (-611) A network error has occurred." Please 
    double-check your network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -612 NET_DNS_TRY_AGAIN The DNS resolver cannot be found. "DNAS Error (-612) A 
    network error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection 
    and/or network configuration.
    
    -613 NET_DNS_NO_RECOVERY The DNS resolver response is invalid. "DNAS Error 
    (-613) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your network 
    connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -614 NET_DNS_NO_DATA The DNS resolver found no IP address for the DNAS server 
    host name. "DNAS Error (-614) A network error has occurred." Please 
    double-check your network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -615 NET_DNS_OTHERS Other DNS resolver-related errors. "DNAS Error (-615) A 
    network error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or
    network configuration.
    
    -616 NET_EISCONN A server connection already exists from this client IP address
    "DNAS Error (-616) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your 
    network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -617 NET_ETIMEOUT A network timeout occurred. "DNAS Error (-617) A network 
    error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or network
     configuration.
    
    -618 NET_ECONNREFUSED The connection was refused (the server is not running). 
    "DNAS Error (-618) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your 
    network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -619 NET_ENETUNREACH The network destination is unreachable. "DNAS Error (-619)
    A network error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection 
    and/or network configuration.
    
    -620 NET_ENOTCONN The network connection is down. "DNAS Error (-620) A network 
    error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or network
     configuration.
    
    -621 NET_ENOBUFS An out-of-memory error occured. "DNAS Error (-621) A network 
    error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or network
    configuration.
    
    -622 NET_EMFILE Unable to create any more network connections. "DNAS Error 
    (-622) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your network 
    connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -623 NET_EBADF The title requested a network connection using an invalid value.
    "DNAS Error (-623) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your 
    network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -624 NET_EINVAL The title requested a network function using invalid options. 
    "DNAS Error (-624) A network error has occurred." Please double-check your 
    network connection and/or network configuration.
    
    -625 NET_OTHERS Other network-related errors. "DNAS Error (-625) A network 
    error has occurred." Please double-check your network connection and/or 
    network configuration.
    
    
    Unique ID Errors:
    -701 sceDNAS2_SS_ID_NOUSE The title does not use the unique *category* ID 
    feature. "DNAS Error (-701) A software category error has occurred."
    
    -702 sceDNAS2_SS_ID_CAT_NOT_EXIST The specified unique *category* ID category 
    does not exist. "DNAS Error (-702) A software category error has occurred."
    
    -703 sceDNAS2_SS_ID_NOT_JOIN_TO_CAT The title does not belong to the specified 
    unique *category* ID category. "DNAS Error (-703) A software category error 
    has occurred."
    
    
    Unexpected Errors:
    -832 Unregistered title ID. Incorrect title ID in SYSTEM.CNF. Using the wrong 
    regional DNAS library, thus talking to the wrong DNAS server. Using the 
    production server (debug=0) without DNS redirection.
    
    -833 Region Error
    
    -840 Server is down, try again later.
    
    -848 Wrong authentication data or passphrase.
    
    -864 Invalid media: e.g. using burned CD-R and DVD-R discs against the 
    production server, or using manufactured discs against the development server.
    
    IV. Disclaimer:
    
    You may not use any information in this document without my permission. Please 
    message me if you would like to reproduce this document in any way, shape, or 
    form.
    
    I am not affiliated with SONY Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), Zipper 
    Interactive, Lithium Technologies, or anybody remotely connected with any of 
    them other than as an individual consumer who owns and uses a Playstation2. I 
    am merely a consumer with an interest in reducing the frustration and confusion
    surrounding DNAS authentication errors in online games. Using information from 
    other resources, I have privately composed this document. I take no credit for 
    specifics and/or technical information contained in this article. I have merely
    brought all available information together into one document. This document 
    does not prove that any game will be cheat-free.
    Original sources include but are not limited to the following:
    http://www.us.playstation.com/site.aspx?id=6
    http://www.us.playstation.com/useragreement.aspx
    EA customer help
    This information is made available to the community of Playstation2 owners at 
    no cost. Neither SCEA, Lithium, their employees, contractors, nor agents, nor 
    the authors or contributors to this document will be responsible for any 
    problems or damage caused by the use or misuse of this information. You are 
    solely responsible for your own actions and agree not to hold any other party 
    liable for any consequences.