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Howto set up your own TeamSpeak 3 server on Linux

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In this (video)-tutorial we install our own TeamSpeak 3 server on a Linux machine. TeamSpeak 3 is a VoIP (Voice over IP) program designed for gamers.


Requirements for this tutorial:

  • A server with a network connection (I’ll use CentOS 6)
  • A client with a network connection (Windows 7 in my case)
  • TeamSpeak client/server software from their website (link)

Open a terminal to your server and download the TeamSpeak 3 server software:

$ wget http://mirror-to-the-current-teamspeak-release.tar.gz

Extract the package by typing:

$ tar xzf teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-

Get into the new directory by typing:

$ cd teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-

Start the new TeamSpeak 3 server by running:

$ ./ts3server_minimal_runscript.sh

Your new TeamSpeak server will now start in foreground. Launch your TeamSpeak 3 client, enter the IP-address for your server and hit connect. After connecting you’ll get a massage about administrator privileges that have not yet been claimed. Go back to your terminal and copy the part AFTER “Token=”. Paste this into the “Use Privilege Key” input field.

You should now be administrator of your new TeamSpeak server!

In order to stop the running server, which is in foreground right now, hit CTRL+C. In order to run the server in the background, execute the following:

$ ./ts3server_startscript.sh start

You can now safely close your terminal without shutting the TeamSpeak server down.

Have fun!