How to install a ventrilo server in linux

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How to install a ventrilo server in linux
Ventrilo is a VoIP system that connects people over long distances. (headset image by Dron from

Linux has been used as an operating system for servers since its inception in 1994. Some distributions have built-in security as well as a built-in firewall. You can also download different versions of the operating system for free, which makes it a good option for running a small server, such as Ventrilo. Installing a Linux Ventrilo server is straightforward and simple.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Download the Ventrilo installation package to the machine you want to use as the server (see "Resources.") Select the Linux i386 32-bit link (currently the only Linux server version) from the "Server Programs" list. Agree to the terms of use and conditions by clicking the "I agree" button at the bottom of the subsequent page to start the download. Make sure the file that is downloaded ends with ".tar.gz."

  2. 2

    Open a command terminal window to the server. The process for this varies depending on which distribution of Linux you are using for the server. Use the terminal to enter the directory you want to use for the Ventrilo server. Most users select the home directory.

  3. 3

    Enter the following commands into the terminal:

    mkdir ventrilo

    cd ventrilo

    cp -f /home/ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar.gz ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar.gz

    Replace "home" with the directory location you chose in Step 2. Replace "ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar.gz" with the actual file name of the downloaded file.

  4. 4

    Extract the file by typing the following commands into the terminal:

    gunzip ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar.gz

    tar xf ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar

  5. 5

    Type "./ventrilo_srv" into the terminal, which allows the Ventrilo server to begin using the default settings. The default settings are generally fine for most Ventrilo server users. You can view the system settings by accessing the "ventrilo_srv.htm" with a web browser. There is no GUI (Graphical User Interface) for the Ventrilo server. All output displays in the terminal console.

Tips and warnings

  • To change the default settings on the server, type "vi ventrilo_srv.ini" to initiate the VI Editor so you can make adjustments:
  • In Linux, all terminal commands are case-sensitive, so be careful when typing.

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