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    Game Server Setup

    Hey people, I've managed to get a server running on my home network with Ubuntu Home Edition.

    I was following the step-by-step here: http://www.urbanterror.info/docs/texts/123/
    when I got to step 5 and it wouldn't download the file (authentication refused or something of the like). I'm not sure if i've missed a detail or what but a mirror or solution would be much appreciated.

    My other question is if I do get that running how do I allow people to connect to the server? Like I said I can connect to the server within the network, I just don't know how to get others to join outside of my intranet. (Does it require a DNS setup?)

    I am fairly inexperienced so I am still even learning the basic commands of server ed., but we all have to start somewhere right?

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Perhaps try downloading the file on your workstation, it appears to be an FTP so it may require authentication... Which doesn't appear to be provided in that tut you're using.

    Connections from the outside can be tricky - if your ISP doesn't block any of the traffic, it's not a big deal. You need to open ports in two locations - the firewall within Ubuntu (which by default leaves all ports CLOSED) and the firewall on your router. Just punch a hole thru for any IP address on a particular port, 80 if you're doing web traffic, 21 for FTP, etc. You can use non-standard ports, however if you are setting up a website I wouldn't recommend straying from port 80 unless you want it to be semi-difficult to just "stumble" on...

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Just like to say firstly, insta-reply thanks for that ;D

    With the ftp authentication, I forgot to mention then when downloading in a browser in normal Ubuntu (seperate comp to server) it allowed me to download it.

    So allowing people to connect to me is as easy as port forwarding? (Who knew gaming would ever come in useful)
    What is the address likely to be? my IP followed by the routers IP on my network?

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Yes, really is as easy as forwarding a port.

    Your ISP probably does dynamic addressing, so use a service like dyndns.org or the like, it'll update your IP automatically (just need a client running on your Linux box, I use ddclient.)

    So if you can get the file on another machine, just copy it over to the server...?

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Righto, I'll look into how to run them.

    Yeah I have literally no idea how to do that.

    I'll google that though, thanks for the help

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    This is actually proving more difficult then I originally had planned.
    So I still need to buy a domain name online to have my server open to the web?

    According to all I can find that's the only option.

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by www.com.au View Post
    This is actually proving more difficult then I originally had planned.
    So I still need to buy a domain name online to have my server open to the web?

    According to all I can find that's the only option.
    go to http://www.dyndns.org, and sign up for a free host. it'll be something like yourbox.ath.cx or something, but it'll point to your system, and should be sufficient for connecting people to your machine.

    should you want to register a domain, the price is higher, but you could then just point the A and MX records to your IP address, should you have a static IP.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by www.com.au View Post
    This is actually proving more difficult then I originally had planned.
    So I still need to buy a domain name online to have my server open to the web?

    According to all I can find that's the only option.
    You *can* buy a domain name, it'll make it easier because you'll have more options as to what you name it...

    BUT if you don't care what the domain name is, dyndns has a free service. I use 'em, and I just got a domain "yourname.gotdns.com" - they have several to choose from, and you get to pick the first part but the last two pieces of the domain are relatively undesirable - but it's free.

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    I've got a new problem now, I get the message ".../ioUrTded.i386 permission denied" when trying to run start.sh, as mentioned in the link posted in my first post.

    Anyone know anything about this?

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    Re: Game Server Setup

    That means that your user (from which you executed the command) is not allowed to execute the file which is called by start.sh.
    I'm pretty sure, that you have only typed in
    Code:
    sh start.sh
    run this with administrator rights
    Code:
    sudo sh start.sh
    or with the appropriate user (the user who is able to execute the files which are needed).
    Last edited by ICEB3AR; April 30th, 2010 at 09:26 AM.

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