[Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

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Re: Guide: How to create and maintain a server - Windows

by lightonflux » Thu Jul 10, 2014 23:01

Imho such an howto would be better placed in the wiki. But there should be a separation between the OS specific stuff and the minetest side of the server administration.
 

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Re: Guide: How to create and maintain a server - Windows

by TheCrafter » Fri Jul 11, 2014 07:07

Krock wrote:
TheCrafter wrote:Hi I have this very little problemo. The thing is that my connection always time's out. Why?

Are there any special mods enabled?
Could you post the last 20 lines of debug.txt of your server and client?

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01:39:00: ACTION[ServerThread]: Announcing to servers.minetest.net
01:39:00: ACTION[main]:         .__               __                   __   
01:39:00: ACTION[main]:   _____ |__| ____   _____/  |_  ____   _______/  |_
01:39:00: ACTION[main]:  /     \|  |/    \_/ __ \   __\/ __ \ /  ___/\   __\
01:39:00: ACTION[main]: |  Y Y  \  |   |  \  ___/|  | \  ___/ \___ \  |  | 
01:39:00: ACTION[main]: |__|_|  /__|___|  /\___  >__|  \___  >____  > |__| 
01:39:00: ACTION[main]:       \/        \/     \/          \/     \/       
01:39:00: ACTION[main]: World at [D:\minetest-0.4.10\bin\..\worlds\Server]
01:39:00: ACTION[main]: Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000.
01:44:05: ERROR[CurlFetchThread]: servers.minetest.net/announce not found (Timeout was reached) (response code 100)
01:49:05: ERROR[CurlFetchThread]: servers.minetest.net/announce not found (Timeout was reached) (response code 100)
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by lag01 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 19:00

hello, my server sometimes is absent from server list and i found in my logs this:
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21:19:12: ERROR[CurlFetchThread]: servers.minetest.net/announce not found (Timeout was reached) (response code 0)
21:39:13: ERROR[CurlFetchThread]: servers.minetest.net/announce not found (Timeout was reached) (response code 0)

After some time it shows in server list, but it shows "0.4.10, minetest, ?" and no mod list.
This problem started about two weeks ago, on version 4.9. Yesterday i installed 4.10, but this evening this problem came back again.

What can be this problem and what can i do?

upd: i found this: https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?id=5688, may-be it will help.
 

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

by magnificentx » Thu Aug 14, 2014 18:34

My server says:
Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000

is this correct?
i've already fowarded the port on router.
 

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

by Krock » Fri Aug 15, 2014 20:47

magnificentx wrote:My server says:
Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000

is this correct?
i've already fowarded the port on router.

My server outputs the same. It should be correct then.
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by Esteban » Sat Aug 30, 2014 00:02

davidthecreator wrote::o Sounds dificult and does it Works with mt 0.4.10


Yes. I recommend that you should look up for tutorials about setting routers and be fully informed before doing anything. Some routers work different that the one presented in the tutorial, so you'll have to look for its manual or search the webs. I wish you good luck :)
 

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

by Krock » Sat Sep 13, 2014 15:33

davidthecreator wrote:What does 24/7 means

That's uptime.
A day has 24 hours, a week 7 days. This means, it's the whole week online.
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by THEGGABOOK77 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 03:14

When I open the shortcut
The file opens and closes
quickly
 

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

by Calinou » Sun Dec 21, 2014 15:38

THEGGABOOK77 wrote:When I open the shortcut
The file opens and closes
quickly


You probably have multiple worlds, thus you need to specify a world using --worldname.

If a command window opens and closes quickly, it means it either errored out, or just outputted its help message (it didn't do anything).
 

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

by gumangel » Sat Jan 03, 2015 21:42

i need some help to complete the fields,i completed them as you say,but there is one field that i dont know how to fill : Private ip adress:
should i leave it blank?
 

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

by ABJ » Sun Feb 08, 2015 18:00

Craig, I followed the steps but I can't seem to get my server to show on the public list OR be able to connect with external IP.
 

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

by roalex543 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 18:22

please help me with this Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000 this is good? I thank you if you help me :)
 

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

by Krock » Fri Feb 13, 2015 17:03

roalex543 wrote:please help me with this Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000 this is good? I thank you if you help me :)

That text is completely normal, your server works.

ABJ wrote:Craig, I followed the steps but I can't seem to get my server to show on the public list OR be able to connect with external IP.

Check your router settings. Minetest requires a forwarded UDP port.
I'm not able to connect to my local server using the external IP; ask a friend to try instead.
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by roalex543 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 22:27

Krock wrote:
roalex543 wrote:please help me with this Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000 this is good? I thank you if you help me :)

That text is completely normal, your server works.

ABJ wrote:Craig, I followed the steps but I can't seem to get my server to show on the public list OR be able to connect with external IP.

Check your router settings. Minetest requires a forwarded UDP port.
I'm not able to connect to my local server using the external IP; ask a friend to try instead.

another problem tells me Using world specified by --worldname on the command line I do? is that I'm beginner
 

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

by Krock » Sun Feb 15, 2015 08:14

roalex543 wrote:another problem tells me Using world specified by --worldname on the command line I do? is that I'm beginner

That's completely normal.
Here an example from my server:
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by roalex543 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 02:54

Krock wrote:
roalex543 wrote:another problem tells me Using world specified by --worldname on the command line I do? is that I'm beginner

That's completely normal.
Here an example from my server:
Image

hello! I get this error when I try to enter with 127.0.0.1.

Error:Couldn´t resolve address :this is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server
 

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

by Krock » Thu Feb 19, 2015 17:13

roalex543 wrote:Error:Couldn´t resolve address :this is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server

That's strange. Remove the setting "server_address" from your minetest.conf file, restart the minetest server and retry.
If the error still exists after that: Take a screenshot and post it here.
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by ABJ » Tue Mar 17, 2015 17:01

Krock wrote:
roalex543 wrote:please help me with this Server for gameid="minetest" listening on 0.0.0.0:30000 this is good? I thank you if you help me :)

That text is completely normal, your server works.

ABJ wrote:Craig, I followed the steps but I can't seem to get my server to show on the public list OR be able to connect with external IP.

Check your router settings. Minetest requires a forwarded UDP port.
I'm not able to connect to my local server using the external IP; ask a friend to try instead.

Krock I did that and still it does not work (the window shows up and reads the things) but not only does it not display on public list (YES I set that announce thingy to true!!) but also I can't connect with my server using external IP (Or is that what you were addressing in the last sentence of your post?)
 

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

by Krock » Sat Mar 21, 2015 07:35

ABJ wrote:Krock I did that and still it does not work (the window shows up and reads the things) but not only does it not display on public list (YES I set that announce thingy to true!!) but also I can't connect with my server using external IP (Or is that what you were addressing in the last sentence of your post?)

If the server is in the same (router-)network, you should use the internal IP.

If you don't know that IP, do step 3 on your server:
CraigyDavi wrote:Firstly, You need to find out your default gateway and access your router settings.
  • Open up command prompt and type ipconfig /all
  • Find where it says Default Gateway
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Look at the "IPv4 Address" output, it tells you the network internal address (in this case 192.168.1.100).
Connect with your client to that address. If that's not possible, then is your minetest version on the server broken; update it.
But when you're able to connect, then it's a problem with the router settings.
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Re: [Guide] Create and maintain a server on Windows

by ABJ » Sun Mar 22, 2015 14:18

I have a Zhone router. Anyone know the name for the firewall tab for that?
 

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

by ABJ » Sun Mar 22, 2015 14:26

Krock, does ALL the public servers show on the list? Or is there a limit (If server is below certain level it doesn't show)?
eg:-Craig's Server hasn't been showing on the list for more than a week but the last post on their thread says it's now up after being down for a few days. Could this "limit" be why my server is not showing?
 

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