Getting Started with Server
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Windows
- 3 Linux
This brief tutorial will show you how to run your server on both Windows and Linux distributions.
By default, the server makes use of port 22005 UDP for server access so make sure to have done the port forwarding on your router process and have also unblocked the port on your firewall before running the server.
Installing GCC 6
Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives
Ubuntu 16.04.x and older
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gcc-6 g++-6
Installing the server
# Downloading server cd /tmp wget https://cdn.rage.mp/lin/ragemp-srv.tar.gz # Extract the server files tar -xzf ragemp-srv.tar.gz mv ragemp-server ~/ragemp-srv # Run the server cd ~/ragemp-srv chmod +x server ./server # Firewall commands (iptables only) (dont forget to save the rule after adding it) iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 22005 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22006 -j ACCEPT
For running the server in background, we recommend using screen mainly for its ease of use
Debian based (Ubuntu & derivatives)
sudo apt-get install screen
yum install screen
Starting the server
screen -dmS GTASERVER -L bash -c 'cd ~/srv && ./server' & # Parameter explanation # screen -dmS = starts a separate shell without directly opening an interface towards it (detached mode). The S param defines a session name for the newly created session, so that it is easier to manage in the future. # screen -L = basically logs whatever error that is shown by the server through the separate shell into a file for easier reference in the future. # !IMPORTANT! # Log output will be saved as screenlog._number_ in the server directory. # &: IS IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT TO TERMINATE THE PROCESS GRACEFULLY
Stopping the server
To stop the server, there's usually two ways to do that, one that we call a graceful shutdown that sends the server a signal for termination and the other, well, a crash since it does not allow the code to run through the termination process correctly.
kill $(ps h --ppid $(screen -ls | grep GTASERVER | cut -d. -f1) -o pid)
NOT RECOMMENDED: It does not shut down the server gracefully
screen -S GTASERVER -X quit