I am trying to host a server for my friends scattered around the US i have followed the instal and run instructions to a T as well as port forwarding and creating ports through the firewall on PC but nobody can connect. everyone who tries gets the same connection error: io.netty.channel.abstract channel$annotatedconnectexception: connection timed out: no further information: *ip*/
You are probably not port forwarding correctly. Post screenshots of the port forwarding feature of your router. Verify that you're using the correct inside address for your server, and have enabled udp and tcp for the port you're using (25565?). In the server settings file leave the ip at 0.0.0.0.