[Guide]Making a C5 server on Linux

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[Guide]Making a C5 server on Linux

Post by  on Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:54 pm

This is tutorial about running greenhope l2j server pack on linux machine.
After following this tutorial you will have dedicated Lineage 2 C3 server.
I want to say if someone find some bugs, or mistakes please notify me.
Im also apologize for my english, but its not my native.
Attention this tutorial is not finished. It will be in next few hours.
table of contents
1. collecting tools
2. installing software
3. seting up network
4. services
5. accounts
6. preparing for starting server
7. last things
8. security

I think that you have two machines: a server and your PC with a game connected by network.
1. First collect all necessary tools.
A linux distro, choose what you want:
RedHat Fedora Core - http://fedora.redhat.com
OpenSuse Linux - http://www.opensuse.org
Mandriva - http://www.mandriva.com
and others...
if you want more look at: http://distrowatch.com
I think u are able to install linux, if not there are a lot of guides how to do this.
Sugest visit above links for appropriate distribution.
phpmyadmin - http://www.phpmyadmin.net
greenhope server pack - How to make a C3 server in 5 minutes !!!
heh a windows system for unpack server pack (exe)
i think it could be usefull : Total Commander http://www.ghisler.com (yes for windows)
2. Select software what we need to install (during linux installation)
Almost programs or tools are included in linux distribution.
TIP: these packages will be installed when you choose Server type setup.
- httpd - aka Apache - its a web server, (not necessary but very usefull)
- mysqld - MySQL server - you really need it
- webmin - very usefull tool - with it you can manage your server remotely throw web page
- iptables - if you have some hack problems - this is very good firewall
- sshd - you can control ypur machine remotely but only in shell
- mc - check this it should be installed - its like old norton commander Razz
Please dont install X-Window system, nor K desktop env. or gnome
3. So we have working linux operating system
After booting your system u will see:
localhost login: (type here 'root')
password : (write pass what you enter during installation)
now we have prompt:
during installation you should configure your network cards so check the connection:
write this:
ping google.com [enter]
if you have message : network is not unreachable - you dont have properly configured it.
but check your connection with your PC :
ping (your ip here) [eneter]
you should see something like this
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=0.408 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.584 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.398 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.764 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.416 ms
now pres CTRL+C
--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.398/0.514/0.764/0.142 ms, pipe 2

4. setup your services

in fedora type setup and choose services (or somethig simmilar)
and check this servises: httpd, iptables, mysqld, network, sshd, vsftpd (or sth. else), and if you installed webmin
press OK and exit.
in suse its tool named yast, and in madrake its drakconf
use that tool what you have.
5. adding users.
default we have one account what we can use its root, but its not very security.
So we create a special account for our server,
in promt write:
adduser l2jserver
now set a password for this:
passwd l2jserver
now type it two times.
Why creating a user for server? If someone could hack our server, (i
think in java it is not possible) take a control of our server (not
only l2j but whole machine) but what can do if server only have rights
to connecting players, operating and using database?
Now we have our user with will run server.
greenhope created some install scripts for win32 platform (studying
greenhope's bat files can learn a lot), so some ppls dont know what to
do step by step, so we need to create a special user in MySQL database.
let's go:
mysql --user=root mysql
if it will return access denied write this:
mysql --user=root mysql -p
and type your root password
now we are in mysql command shell
type this
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'l2jserver'@'localhost' [enter]
IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password_for_this user' WITH GRANT OPTION; [enter]
exit [enter]
so we are prepared for running server, but we need java runtime enviroment.
You can download it from java.sun.com - need linux version of course.
please download files named jre-1_5_0_05-linux-i586.bin
now if you download this in your windows PC you can upload this file using Total Commander
choose FTP and type IP of server and as accoun name type l2jserver and your very secret password.
and send this file.
Now we install java.
as root (if we are root we see in prompt '#')
we can connect to server using putty terminal. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html
now after login run mc (just type mc in promt)
using UP and DOWN arrow and Enter navigate to place where you uploaded java installer.
press enter when you find this file, after that you will se two options, select one : INSTALL
after some time you can check if java is installed.
just type java, maybe you will need relogin.
So almost all things are done.
Very easy operation unpack greenhope's server pack, and pack it again
with Total Commander using tar, and again (this tar) pack it with gzip.
u should have file simmlar server.xxx.tar.gz !
Uplad this file with TC or any other FTP client. An unpack it with mc.
After unpacking it (in directory eg. /opt ) u will have a identical directory structure like on windows.
We are interested in directory : l2j

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