In this tutorial I will teach you how you can host your own Mumble server on any Linux distribution. Mumble is a low-latency but high-quality voice communication application designed for gamers. This includes game linking, so voice from friendly players comes from the direction of their characters. It also has echo-cancellation.
In order to a Mumble, you’ll need a dedicated or virtual server with Linux and user access. Being root is not required.
- Get the latest murmur software from the official website: http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ (As I’m writing this tutorial, the latest version is ‘Static Linux Server: 1.2.3 (STABLE)’.)
- Extract the package in the desired directory.
- Configure the server by editing the ‘murmur.ini’ file.
- Chmod the ‘murmur.x86′ file to allow the owner to execute the file.
- Run your new Mumble server by typing ‘./murmur.x86′
That’s it! Your server should now be up and running. In order to stop the server, just run ps U <username> and kill the process id that’s used by murmur.x86.