Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

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Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

Postby WhiteHusky on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:30 pm

This is an issue I'm having, I have reserved my computer under the local address 192.168.1.5 instead of static because it proves to be a pain in the long run.
I'm trying to connect using the default port, this case 25565 and I have set the DMZ server to my computer, even made a port rule too to no avail. xhost is off so that's not the issue and the firewall is also off, so I'm pretty confused on why I can't connect using the external IP nor get a port response using a web service, this case http://www.canyouseeme.org/

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Re: Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:30 pm

I have a minecraft server. I just port fwd 25565 to my computer from the router. I use java -jar minecraft.jar to execuite. I think you might have it set up correctly, its just you might not be able to see your minecraft server using your DNS, and may need to 192.168.1.5:25565 in minecraft client instead of <your external IP>. Of course others would need to connect to your external IP.
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Re: Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

Postby WhiteHusky on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:25 am

grimdestripador wrote:I have a minecraft server. I just port fwd 25565 to my computer from the router. I use java -jar minecraft.jar to execuite. I think you might have it set up correctly, its just you might not be able to see your minecraft server using your DNS, and may need to 192.168.1.5:25565 in minecraft client instead of <your external IP>. Of course others would need to connect to your external IP.

So...I can't simply connect because I'm using the external IP on the same system? Well, I've used the port checker before when this was not a problem and it was able to check the port correctly, so that's my concern.
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Re: Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

Postby psylent on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:51 am

in the config file (server.properties) make sure there is NOT an IP entered, that way it binds to all addresses. If you assign an IP then it seems to have issues.

Also make sure your PC is selected in the router as either DMZ or port forwarded (default port 25565).

The command I use to run the server is :

sudo java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
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Re: Setting up Minecraft Server: No External Connection?

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:34 pm

I wrote a tutorial for how my minecraft server is installed.
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1285
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