Through Minecraft's existence, there must only be like 600 of these threads made for the same error.
A new 'how-to' thread to address this and only this issue definitely needs to be created and stickied....one people will actually notice, rather than the FAQ-Solutions Collection post people are clearly not utilizing enough.
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Apr 5, 2012hexparrot posted a message on Today in the Community - Jeb's "AMA", User-Made Mod Review, Notch's New Game & More16-bit Eve Online?Posted in: Minecraft News
Mar 25, 2012hexparrot posted a message on java.net.BindException: Cannot assign requested adress: JVM_BINDPosted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from Lord_Ralex
Also, please make a new thread instead of jacking someone else's.
I think it'd save time for everybody for a new sticky to exist for this reason. I'm certain this isnt the first time you had to convince somebody that leaving the server-ip field blank was the correct course of action.
Mar 25, 2012Antivirus isPosted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from Lord_Ralex
Barely work..... they work better than you think. Very much better.
Always have an antivirus program and a firewall. AVG i have not used, I use Avast personally along with Microsoft Security Essentials and I don't have any issues at all.
Just make sure you have the usual protection and only open ports you need to and you will be fine.
I tend to side with this security expert that posits Antivirus and anti-spyware software is quite terrible. (idea 2)
Not only am I afforded protections by virtue of using a more solid platform (Linux), even if I were to use Windows, I greatly question the protection I'd have by having anti-virus software if there were discovered a means to arbitrarily plant executables on my server. And I certainly wouldn't want to waste endless cycles "protecting myself from 80000000000000 viruses", when there appears to be a dozen other better ways to do it less computationally expensively, more securely, and less band-aidy, such as using a VM.
Mar 5, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from AmberK
I disagree with previous posts. While it's true that the average player probably doesn't know much about exploiting you through hamachi, it doesn't take a whole lot of skill (or google searching) to find out how to do it and wreck your machine. I.e., if you **** off a kid and they google it, you could possibly be in for a load of butthurt as opposed to port forwarding.
^^This. Hamachi is apparently so poorly made that kiddies can google its exploits and the people behind engineering this VPN software can't figure out how to secure it.
Mar 3, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from Cornan
$ /home/mike/pigmap/pigmap -B 6 -T 1 -Z 10 -i ./input -o ../../var/www/output -g ./ -h 3 no regions detected; assuming chunk-format world scanning world data... nothing to do! (no required tiles)
and then it spits me back to the command line. What the heck is going on here?
Just a guess, but Minecraft doesn't use regions anymore, so that might explain why pigmap doesn't do any work. If this is an old pre-1.2 world, though, it probably should have rendered the world based on its pre-converted content (IIRC existing mcr files are left intact and in place). Wait for pigmap to update.
Mar 1, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationTwo? I've had 9 on, but the problem is the graphics card overheating after being on for long periods of time. (3-4 Days.)
A minecraft server doesn't utilize the graphics card; if its overheating it's because you're running the client on that machine; it is good, then, that you are considering a separate, dedicated server.
So, in answer to all of these posts, I would like to purchase a server. I have everything I need; Except that I would like the computer to be able to be turned OFF, and the server still runs. I want a separate system.
This seems poorly worded, as a computer that is turned OFF will do nothing. The server won't run....NOTHING will run on a machine that is powered down.
Everyone is being mis-guided, thinking I want the COMPUTER itself to host, but because I am one-step ahead of my friends with technology, I would like to take it to a dedicated server for something I can operate, not some hosting website.
I sure hope you want a COMPUTER to host; I'm not sure what else you'd be using in this case. I understand that you want a separate, dedicated computer to host (whereas before you have implied that you used to run the server AND client on the same physical machine), but if the computer itself isn't hosting...what is?
... I want to uphold the reputation for being '24/7' if I buy something. I know that a hosting website could help, but buying would save money in the longrun, I can locally keep files without having to have someone look over me like the website.
I fail to see the connection here. First off, I question whether 'buying would save in the long run'. It is true that over time, rental costs will accumulate and one day surpass the costs of a single-purchased machine. You must also consider that rented servers come with high grade internet connections, which I suspect you might have overlooked in your budget (as it is already being paid for you--as a 13 year old--I assume). That said, hosting with a hosting company gives you no less control and no more 'being looked over' than having it in your own home. The only difference is service-level guarantees, consistent power, internet, and ...well..isn't that enough?
Preferably I would like to have a OS installed, like Windows Server. If need be, I could go without OS if I could leave it on without my computer on. If I needed to configure or check, I'd just boot up my comp.
You can't go without an OS. You just can't. Please clarify this expectation of yours that somehow a server is ON 24/7 if it is OFF.
Feb 25, 2012hexparrot posted a message on Lag spike, my computer frezing, and memory going away suddenlyPosted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from zerg960
The issue you describe (in the topic title) is caused by the Java garbage collector.
The solution is to decrease the size of the young generation of the heap to something reasonable, or to switch to a concurrent garbage collector. You can do this by passing magic arguments to java.exe when you start up the server using a .jar file.
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Feb 22, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from videoflyguy
I have installed MineOS on my computer as a dedicated server, but when i restart without the disk it has a blinking cursor on a black background. Any ideas?
Head to the MineOS google groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mineos
There's probably more we'd need to know to diagnose why an OS isn't booting.
Feb 22, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from cars676
I have a bukkit server and am just wondering how i can make a backup of it in case something happens do i just copy and paste the files in a different folder? please help
I would highly discourage the backup method of copy/paste. Rather, use the process of archiving your server (e.g., zip, rar) which will not only save you space, but put it in a neat, tidy package you can use for keeping track of several days (/delete at your whim).
In Windows, right click 'send to compressed folder' will turn it into a zip, though even better programs exist such as 7zip.
Feb 18, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from TheHummel000
Sorry if I rubbed off that way, I'm only trying to make some recommendations. Remember, I'm not saying we should force any of this stuff on anybody...
Servers like those are precisely the kind of thing I (personally) think is egregious and horrible, and I think they need to take a look at themselves. This is a videogame, after all. But what they choose to do with the money is not up to me... I can only sit by on the sidelines.
You have an idea that warrants some merit; despite the resistance you're hearing, it doesn't mean it's a bad idea, or impractical, or oppressive, as some people seem to suggest--all the same, if I may give my two cents, one thing about donations and human nature is that people probably won't do it if it is a lot of trouble.
Let people donate as they please...to you. The more steps required to make a donation (make, then prove), the less likely they'll do it at all. You, with the desire to help these charities can give that percentage you see fit and you can share the warmth of donation (hypothetically) with those who provided the money. I have pocketed nearly all the money that has been donated to me (I donated a minor amt to wikipedia), but even if I asked those who wanted to donate to do so by proxy, I suspect they'd have less inclination to do so--let the donors get the satisfaction of their donation going to whomever they intended.
Feb 17, 2012Posted in: Server Support and AdministrationQuote from mikeambrose3
Should I pay for my server which cost hundreds of dollars a month, or give it to a charity?
I feel like hundreds of dollars a month is way too much to spend on a 100 person capacity server. But if I could shoulder that expense each month only accepting donations, I'd probably not feel that bad about a little going to charity.
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