|Q: The server returns to the command prompt as soon
as I start it.
A: If you used the "-d" command line option on
a UNIX version of the server then this is normal. See the
log file for any indications of problems.
A: The program should give some idea of why it has stopped.
If you started it in daemon mode then check the log file
for possible indications as to why.
A: If you are trying to run the ventrilo server on a computer
that is shared with other users, then it's possible that
someone already has a ventrilo server running on the same
port that you are trying to use. Edit the INI file and instruct
your copy of the server to use a different port number.
Q: I'm running the server behind a firewall/router
and no one on the outside can connect to my server.
A: Router's generally do not allow inbound connections
from the outside world. However, they can be instructed
to do so by a mechanism called "port forwarding",
sometimes referred to as "ip forwarding", which
allows for incoming connections to a specific port number
to be routed to a machine on your internal network and behind
the router. It is beyond the scope of this document to instruct
you how to configure your router to do these things. You
will need to read the instruction manual for your router
or call the manufacturer for help.
Q: Clients get an "Unable to authenticate"
error message when trying to connect to my server.
A: They do not have the correct server password defined.
Have them re-enter the password you gave them. Remember
that passwords are case sensitive. So if someone you know
likes having the "caps lock" key on make sure
they turn it off before entering the password for your server.
Q: How do I figure what my IP address is so others
can connect to my server.
A: If you sit behind a router then you will need to read
the routers setup manual. It should tell you how to determine
what your current external IP address is.
A: Goto the My IP page and it will
show you your IP address.
A: If your computer is connected directly to a Cable/DSL
modem then you can open a "Command Prompt" window
and type "ipconfig". This should give you the
current IP address. However, if the number it gives you
starts with "192.168" or "10.0" then
this is not your external IP address and you are probably
connected through a router.
Q: I'm trying to run the Linux server on RedHat80
systems and get the error message: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3:
connot open shared object file.
When setting up the Operating System you didn't tell it
to install everything. You will need to download the library
RPM and install it with the following commands.
here to download the RPM.
rpm -i compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.110.i386.rpm
See the FAQ's page for more questions