Well, Teamspeak have finally released their new server platform for a public BETA test, although supposedly in this state the code is not meant to be stable, it appears to be working quite well on my Ubuntu server here at home. This is what I done to get it up and running – as a service from init.d no less. Before doing any of the following steps, please be aware that this IS BETA code and WILL contain bugs that may introduce security issues. The first step is to create a user that the Teamspeak executable can run as, this user should have a complex password for security reasons. This user will also not require a shell account.
sudo adduser teamspeak
Fill in the questions presented by the adduser application.
sudo usermod -s /bin/false teamspeak
The above command will change the users shell to be /bin/false ie. no shell. Now it is time to go and get Teamspeak… visit http://www.goteamspeak.com and find the correct package for the architecture you wish to use ie. Teamspeak_3.0.0-Beta5-32bit…
wget http://ftp.4players.de/pub/hosted/ts3/releases/beta-5/teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.0-beta5.tar.gz tar -zxvf teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.0-beta5.tar.gz
Now its time to move the new TS3 directory to its new home…
sudo mv ./teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-3.0.0-beta5 /opt/TS3 sudo chown -R teamspeak /opt/TS3
The above will place TS3 in /opt/TS3 and give ownership of the contents to the user teamspeak. It is now possible to run Teamspeak, however as veteran Teamspeak users will know, the first time you run the Teamspeak server you are presented with a username/password combo that cannot be recovered without resetting the server. In TS3 you will also be presented with a `token` (all of this is described in the Teamspeak documentation). So for the first run, the following command will allow you to gather these details, they should be noted carefully for future reference.
sudo start-stop-daemon –chuid teamspeak –chdir /opt/TS3 –start –exec /opt/TS3/ts3server_linux_x86
From this, you should see the serveradmin user and password. You can now ^C that and be returned to the normal shell, if you cat /opt/TS3/logs/* you will be presented with the token you require to obtain server-admin status on the new server. The last part is to create a script for /etc/init.d/ to launch Teamspeak each time the system is booted to the correct runlevel. /etc/init.d/skeleton provides a suitable framework for this, here is the script I am using, just about… NOTE: WordPress does not want to format this correctly for me, as such, here is a link to the file in a tar archive. If you follow these instructions and are running a 32bit server, the following file will work out of the box. /etc/init.d/teamspeak This file must then be made executable with
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/teamspeak
And finally, the init file must be symlinked to each of the runlevel start dirs using the following…
sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc0.d/K21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc1.d/K21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc2.d/S21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc3.d/S21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc4.d/S21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc5.d/S21teamspeak sudo ln -s ../init.d/teamspeak /etc/rc6.d/K21teamspeak
Viola, you should now have a working Teamspeak 3 server.
For my initial install, and for the basis of the majority of this, I used this as a reference. Items listed in bold with ** are most likely not the correct file names for the command, I am not close to my server or an available shell to pull the correct parameters at present, but I will update ASAP. As an additional side note, my first impressions of TS3 are very good… It has tons of new features, looks good and the voice quality is very good indeed. My only concern is however the permissions system is very bulky, difficult to understand, and unless you are reasonably familiar with administering a Teamspeak server already, the documentation is not as straight forward as people believe. Still, however, a great job. Well done Teamspeak 3 development team!
UPDATE: Fixed formatting issue, kinda… provided link to pastebin.
UPDATE: Fixed information regarding server executable. Added /etc/init.d/teamspeak file, available for download here, removed pastebin link.