Unable to join hosted server

I have been trying to get a server running for a few hours and cannot seem to get it working properly.
I have done the port forwarding, I have done the firewall, and the DMZ. Everything shows up like its working when I run the batch file, and my server even shows up on the website server list.

The problem is, it doesn’t show in the in-game/client server list and when I try to join it says “General Handshake Failure”. What really confuses me is my friend will be able to directly join, but he gets disconnected a few seconds after spawning.

I have the steam version of GTA, everything is a clean install right now.

On the left top of the client you see 3 settings wheels. That’s direct connect, fill in your desired name and below that in IP fill :

Hit CONNECT and enjoy :slight_smile: