CentOS Team Speak 3 Server

This guide will help to install Team Speak 3 Server on a CentOS 6 server. This guide assumes that you have already installed CentOS 6 using the Minimal setting. Using a different option during installation should not impact the install of the Team Speak 3 server, but I cannot guarantee that. This was only tested using the default Minimal setting.

Once I booted into CentOS, running ifconfig shows only the lo (loopback) interface.

To correct this, we need to edit the network script for eth0.
vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Update the information highlighted in yellow with your network information. Edit ONBOOT=”no” to ONBOOT=”yes”
Add BOOTPROTO=none
Add NETWORK=192.168.0.0
Add NETMASK=255.255.255.0
Add IPADDR=192.168.0.100
Add USERCTL=”no”

Restart the network service
service network restart

ifconfig should now show eth0.

Install wget
yum install wget

Download Teamspeak 3
wget http://teamspeak.gameserver.gamed.de/ts3/releases/3.0.3/teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.3.tar.gz

Untar
tar -zxvf teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.3.tar.gz

Rename folder (optional, if you do not follow this step you will need to adjust the autostart steps below.)
mv teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.3.tar.gz teamspeak3

Unblock client port in iptables
iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 9987 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 30033 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 10011 -j ACCEPT

Save iptables changes
service iptables save

Restart iptables
service iptables restart

Set Team Speak to autostart on boot
cp teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh /etc/init.d/
mv /etc/init.d/ts3server_startscript.sh /etc/init.d/teamspeak3
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/teamspeak3
chkconfig teamspeak3 on

Run Team Speak 3 server, or you can also reboot.
/etc/init.d/teamspeak3 start

On your client, open the teamspeak3 client and select Connections then select Connect

In server address, put the ip or hostname of your server

Choose a nickname

Select Connect

You should now be connected to your Team Speak 3 server. There are additional steps that would need to be followed to make this public to the internet. Mainly forwarding the ports on your home router and setting up a Dynamic DNS address for the server.

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