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Local server?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 06:27
by Aoifa
So at my school i want to run a simple local server on the wifi minetest is installed the computers are connected by wifi and cable. I want to know how to make a server without port fowarding there is aready one but i want one that i can control to start it up the teacher clicked something like minetestserverstart.bat any ideas on how to do this?
Thanks!

Re: Local server?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 15:02
by snowflake
your teacher did port forward and started the server with that file..

u could use software to host but it wont work in local , it works with friends

if other people install the software and add u , a server will be created but not a local one..

there is only 2 ways to get a local server
- u port forward it
- ask someone to host it

Re: Local server?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 17:28
by iZacZip
Hello...
A suggestion:
For a very basic MineTest server you can use minetesthosting.com as some people have posted in the Server topic...
It has everything you wanted:
- no port forwarding involved
- local and basic server
- easy to take care of

And it all starts by signing in, creating a world, selecting the no-pay basic plan, etc...

Re: Local server?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 22:05
by Aoifa
snowflake wrote:your teacher did port forward and started the server with that file..

u could use software to host but it wont work in local , it works with friends

if other people install the software and add u , a server will be created but not a local one..

there is only 2 ways to get a local server
- u port forward it
- ask someone to host it
So could i copy the file to my server also i want it to be a Lan server so just people on the wifi can get on

Re: Local server?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 22:21
by Aoifa
snowflake wrote:your teacher did port forward and started the server with that file..

u could use software to host but it wont work in local , it works with friends

if other people install the software and add u , a server will be created but not a local one..

there is only 2 ways to get a local server
- u port forward it
- ask someone to host it
So could i port foward then?

Re: Local server?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 01:22
by BBmine
Is it Windows or Linux?

In Linux do

minetest --server worldname

Re: Local server?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 05:42
by Aoifa
BBmine wrote:Is it Windows or Linux?

In Linux do

minetest --server worldname
windows

Re: Local server?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 15:21
by snowflake
Aoifa wrote:
snowflake wrote:your teacher did port forward and started the server with that file..

u could use software to host but it wont work in local , it works with friends

if other people install the software and add u , a server will be created but not a local one..

there is only 2 ways to get a local server
- u port forward it
- ask someone to host it
So could i port foward then?
yeah u need to port forward to get local server...

Re: Local server?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 22:10
by Aoifa
snowflake wrote:
Aoifa wrote:
snowflake wrote:your teacher did port forward and started the server with that file..

u could use software to host but it wont work in local , it works with friends

if other people install the software and add u , a server will be created but not a local one..

there is only 2 ways to get a local server
- u port forward it
- ask someone to host it
So could i port foward then?
yeah u need to port forward to get local server...
Could you please explain how i would set it up like include where on the computer i need to go please?

Re: Local server?

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 16:19
by snowflake
I got 2 options -
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there is a service for minetesthosting.com

-u could get a server without any mods and only 5 people to join for free in that website service , u dont need to port forward to get local server but however there is some offers u could do.. , if u pay $40 a month , u can get mod , no lag etc.. more people

here - http://www.minetesthosting.com/
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- to port forward and make your own server
instructions are here -

, i got 2 guide just so u if u can't understand

- viewtopic.php?id=8924
- viewtopic.php?id=1037

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Re: Local server?

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 22:03
by Amaz
If all of the computers are on the same network, there should be no need to portforward. Just connect to the ip (The network one, I think starting with 192, not the global one. My terminology here is probably inaccurate!)/hostname of whichever computer is running the server, and everything should work. Should be as simple as that!