Making a server help!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mrsmiley99, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Hi, im MrSmiley99 and i really wanna make a private server, but when i make them, only i can join as a local host, and it bad, i want one like this one, always running, but not exactley public, see i only wanna give ip to a few people, like close friends, so im not advertising. Coz the server is not even going to have a name. Just so a few of us can do a survival thing. Thats all, any help please? or could someone just make it? THanks MrSmiley99.
  2. If you want it to be available "from the outside", you must open ports and redirect ports through NAT (at least if you have a typical ISP end user configuration). It's a somewhat advanced topic if you're completely new to this kind of thing, and how to do it varies a bit depending on what router/modem hardware you have, so... your first task should be to figure out what kind of hardware you have between your computer and the Internet.
  3. ummm okay?
  4. An alternative solution is to use a private easy-to-setup VPN such as Hamachi, which requires nothing but the installation and configuration of the Hamachi software amongst your and your friends.
  5. well i know that already, ive watched tons of videos, and i cant seem to get it1111111!
  6. yeah ill try hamachi seems simple enoough. :D
  7. I've used it many times in the past, it's pretty easy, and usually works really well. Hope you figure it out. :D
  8. Thanks
    \just as MC updates everything gets harder....
  9. Well, ever since we switched from accessing the Internet on dial-up modems, setting up servers has become a more difficult task. Back then, all ports were typically widely open, but with the advent of Cable/xDSL and other such technologies, more than a single computer at a time would typically access the Internet at once in a home, and so ways to have a lot of computer behind a single public IP address became a requirement, and as more people joined the web, viruses and worms and other such nuisances became more common place, and so firewalls became the standard everywhere, and suddenly you have to know a thing or two about NAT and firewalls in order to get a server going in your home. Yes, it's harder, but there's really no way around that. :p
  10. Where do you get himachi or whatever it's called?
  11. It was a link in my post. Did you not see it? Here, I'll post it again: Hamachi
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  12. It is called dmz ;d
  13. Most people don't bother setting up a DMZ at home. It wouldn't make sense to do so anyway. Some routers have a "DMZ host" setting, but that's not actually a true DMZ setup. So no, home network port opening/forwarding isn't called DMZ.
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  14. Oh yeah sorry didn't see that! Thanks for re posting that :)
  15. I like you, your smart with computers! (a bit like Aikar I think)
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  16. I was jokingly suggesting DMZ host as it's an easy and unsecure way to get around port forwarding. Thought you'd get my sarcasm.
  17. Haha, thanks. I'm flattered. Computers are what I do, both as a hobby and as a profession, so I sure hope I know some things. ;)

    Sorry, I didn't. For one I was in a serious mood and also, there wasn't a lot to go on for my "sarcasm detector". Unless this smiley (;d) — which I am not familiar with — indicates sarcasm, how was I supposed to know? An amateur network owner might actually go ahead and use DMZ host without a second thought, and then suggest the same to others. How was I supposed to know you weren't that kind of person?
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  18. Yeah I've never seen this ;d before either he may have mistyped :'P because that normally indicates a joke or sarcasm. (ignore the ' in :'P because otherwise it would turn into this :p)
  19. The smiley of course.