Installing TeamSpeak Server on FreeBSD

TeamSpeak is a powerfull voice over IP software which enables people to speak with one another over the internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software which the server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users. The target audience for TeamSpeak are gamers, who can use the software to communicate with other players on the same team of a multiplayer game. Communicating by voice gives a competitive advantage by allowing players to keep their hands on the controls.

In this article, i’ll explain how to install TeamSpeak Server 2 on Unix machine running FreeBSD 7.0 using ports installation.  TeamSpeak server was designed only for Windows and Linux platform, so, for FreeBSD platform, you must install linux emulator first.

Installation steps:

  1. Install linux Fedora Core 4  emulator with the following command:
    # cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc4 .
    # make

    linux base make command result

    linux base 'make' command result

    # make install

    linux base make install command result

    linux base 'make install' command result

  2. Install TeamSpeak server with the following command:
    # cd /usr/ports/audio/teamspeak_server
    # make

    team speak make command result

    team speak 'make' command result

    # make install

    team speak make install command result

    team speak 'make install' command result

  3. Start TeamSpeak server with the following command:
    # cd /usr/local/lib/teamspeak_server
    # ./server-linux

    start team speak server

    start team speak server

    Check if server is running

    # ps aux | grep server_linux

    check if ts server is running

    check if ts server is running

  4. Open web browser, point to your TeamSpeak Server address, http://yourserver:14534
  5. TeamSpeak web interface

    TeamSpeak web interface

  6. Username and password for admin can be found on /usr/local/lib/teamspeak_server/server.log file
  7. server.log file

    server.log file

  8. Login with username admin and password as found in server.log file and do some setup configuration for your newly installed server.
  9. Admin panel

    Admin panel

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