[Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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ANAND wrote:The server can't be accessed from outside
You need to know the ip-address of your server,
otherwise you couldn't manage it, install mods, etc.

May the firewall blocks the ports needed for minetest ?
MinetestBot cannot tell apart 'running but blocked' from 'down'.
server console displays this:

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Listening on 0.0.0.0:30000
That is your ip-address 'seen from the inside'.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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hajo wrote:May the firewall blocks the ports needed for minetest ?
That might be a possible reason - I'll look into it.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Have a question about server console

Thought about administering the server from console at Windows (without irc) or web console

Are there any programs for this action?

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Created server at dynamic ip without any problems

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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bosapara wrote:administering the server from console at Windows ..
Are there any programs for this action?
Putty is a wellknown ssh-client for windows.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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hajo wrote:
bosapara wrote:administering the server from console at Windows ..
Are there any programs for this action?
Putty is a wellknown ssh-client for windows.
Downloaded PuTTY and tried to connect with this ip's:

192.168.1.4
127.0.0.1
0.0.0.0
also my real ip

all checked with port 30000 (opened)

But doesnt work. In Google I cant find a solution to the problem, searched

What i do wrong?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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The problem is that PuTTY is very laggy to type the server password.
Anything with address and port works fine.

This is my server:

Address: enrico.minecity.online
Port: 30000
Password is failed. SO can't connect with this console.

Jozet: 192.168.1.4 is the ip to connect to your router, you need a random ip.

I already talked with Minecity host to do that but it doesn't works. TeamViewer helps alot but we only connect with computer to computer, not from your computer to the console.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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bosapara wrote:
hajo wrote:
bosapara wrote:administering the server from console at Windows ..
Are there any programs for this action?
Putty is a wellknown ssh-client for windows.
Downloaded PuTTY and tried to connect with this ip's:

192.168.1.4
127.0.0.1
0.0.0.0
also my real ip

all checked with port 30000 (opened)

But doesnt work. In Google I cant find a solution to the problem, searched

What i do wrong?

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use the ip that you get on www.whatsmyip.org/ and put it on the config file, make sure you portfowarded the chosen port and it should work
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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ManElevation wrote:use the ip that you get on http://www.whatsmyip.org/ and put it on the config file, make sure you portfowarded the chosen port and it should work
What if this IP keeps changing? Like a dynamic IP or a VPN?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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ANAND wrote:
ManElevation wrote:use the ip that you get on http://www.whatsmyip.org/ and put it on the config file, make sure you portfowarded the chosen port and it should work
What if this IP keeps changing? Like a dynamic IP or a VPN?
On this topic... I just added minetest.land to the FreeDNS registry, so minetest servers can have a nice dynamic domain.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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@ManElevation: You should be able to find the ip of a computer without a command/website using a command line, for example on ubuntu the command is "ifconfig -a".
Hey, what can i say? I'm the bad guy.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Stix wrote:@ManElevation: You should be able to find the ip of a computer without a command/website using a command line, for example on ubuntu the command is "ifconfig -a".
we are talking about windows
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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This is a great guide, thanks Craig!

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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I've enabled port forwarding on my router config.
I've enabled DMZ.
I've set public my server on windows firewall.
Yes, I've added the ip address (using a host).
server_announce = true
servers.minetest.net
Windows Firewall open.
... Everything should run.
Then why my server won't be run on Minetest?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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@Zalera

Your minetest server is running on your Windows system, right? You can watch it in the console?

You can start a minetest client on the PC you're running the server on and connect to your server (as in localhost)?

Can you reach your own server from your own network (as in the IP address of your machine)?

Can you reach your own server from outside? (as in your WAN IP address)?

Can you share your WAN IP, so that we can try to connect from the outside?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Kor wrote:@Zalera

Your minetest server is running on your Windows system, right? You can watch it in the console?

You can start a minetest client on the PC you're running the server on and connect to your server (as in localhost)?

Can you reach your own server from your own network (as in the IP address of your machine)?

Can you reach your own server from outside? (as in your WAN IP address)?

Can you share your WAN IP, so that we can try to connect from the outside?
Yes, I can run the server in a local network. The minetest *.config file it's ok.

The problem it's that I've followed all steps established in this tutorial. But it doesn't work. I made a port forwarding in the gateway and in firewall options in control panel of my pc. I also disabled all security options on router... And it doesn't recognizes the host. I'm not connected by a LAN - it's on wifi. I don't know if it would be the reason...

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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This is my stupid router. There are the options. I don't know what am I doing wrong.

1. firewall and minetest configuration are exactly as this tutorial says. Wth is conflicting on my router?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Wifi shouldn't do much other than a LAN does, except when the whole connection is spoiled. But since you can connect to it from another machine from your network, that seems not to be the case.

1. Does your router have "Utilities" on it? Like a ping utility? If so, can you ping the machine the mt server runs on? What does it say?

2. If you have xampp on the machine the MT server runs on (or any other service that you can try to connect to): Run it and try to connect to it the same way you would connect to your MT server. If this works, the problem is in your MT config, not in your network. If it doesn't, the problem is elsewhere.

3. Is your DMZ mapped to an IP? And is that IP the same still? DHCP at least on my router tried to assign the same IP to the same machines, I don't know if your router does so as well. What happens, when you try to ping your WAN IP from the outside? Make sure, the machien in question still is the host the DMZ points to.

4. What exactly happens, when you try to connect from the outside? Does it say "timeout" or "no route to host" or something else?

5. I'm not sure how it is on your router, but on mine I can either have a portforwarding OR i can have a DMZ. Try disabling DMZ and experiment with port forwarding OR use the DMZ and don't count on portforwarding

6. Could it be that your ISP doesn't forward incoming connections to you? Or you are behind a proxy of some sorts?

7. Not sure if it's a good idea, but you may want to disable IP v6 for the sake of the experiment

8. What does the debug.txt or the console of your minetest server say? And what does netstat say? Which port and which IP address does the server listen to? Is it really bound both to IP v6 and IP v4?

9. Can you share your screen with us, like on twitch or something? If so, make sure nothing personal or funny is for us to view. Same goes for your WAN IP. You blacked it out, so I assume you don't want to share it with all the world.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Kor wrote:Wifi shouldn't do much other than a LAN does, except when the whole connection is spoiled. But since you can connect to it from another machine from your network, that seems not to be the case.

1. Does your router have "Utilities" on it? Like a ping utility? If so, can you ping the machine the mt server runs on? What does it say?

2. If you have xampp on the machine the MT server runs on (or any other service that you can try to connect to): Run it and try to connect to it the same way you would connect to your MT server. If this works, the problem is in your MT config, not in your network. If it doesn't, the problem is elsewhere.

3. Is your DMZ mapped to an IP? And is that IP the same still? DHCP at least on my router tried to assign the same IP to the same machines, I don't know if your router does so as well. What happens, when you try to ping your WAN IP from the outside? Make sure, the machien in question still is the host the DMZ points to.

4. What exactly happens, when you try to connect from the outside? Does it say "timeout" or "no route to host" or something else?

5. I'm not sure how it is on your router, but on mine I can either have a portforwarding OR i can have a DMZ. Try disabling DMZ and experiment with port forwarding OR use the DMZ and don't count on portforwarding

6. Could it be that your ISP doesn't forward incoming connections to you? Or you are behind a proxy of some sorts?

7. Not sure if it's a good idea, but you may want to disable IP v6 for the sake of the experiment

8. What does the debug.txt or the console of your minetest server say? And what does netstat say? Which port and which IP address does the server listen to? Is it really bound both to IP v6 and IP v4?

9. Can you share your screen with us, like on twitch or something? If so, make sure nothing personal or funny is for us to view. Same goes for your WAN IP. You blacked it out, so I assume you don't want to share it with all the world.
Do I need to put my ipv4 on bind_address?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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According to the description, did he hosted a server without paying for it? I'm forcing to make a MT 0.4 server

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Enrikoo wrote:According to the description, did he hosted a server without paying for it? I'm forcing to make a MT 0.4 server
I'm using my irregular ip...
So to establish a server in minetest 5.1.0 requires to pay? Really?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Kor wrote: 2. If you have xampp on the machine the MT server runs on (or any other service that you can try to connect to): Run it and try to connect to it the same way you would connect to your MT server. If this works, the problem is in your MT config, not in your network. If it doesn't, the problem is elsewhere.
Ok, I'll try to use xampp to see if the router is working...

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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I think I have a problem on announcing my server on the serverlist, i set

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server_announce = true
enable_server = true
I also port forwarded it with 30000-30000 protocol UDP but why does it still not announce?
But, I set service to user defined, is it right, or should I change anything?

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Enrikoo wrote:I think I have a problem on announcing my server on the serverlist, i set

Check your firewall, i had a similar problem.

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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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bosapara wrote:
Enrikoo wrote:I think I have a problem on announcing my server on the serverlist, i set

Check your firewall, i had a similar problem.
Shall I turn firewall off for server?
Tell me what you did so I can do this too.

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