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I would like to have remote console access to my minecraft/bukkit server. I want it running in a local console, but at the same time accesible via ssh/telnet. I have heard that screen can supply the feature I need. Any suggestions?

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If you have screen installed --I'm not sure if Arch has it by default-- it's fairly simple process.

In your Tekkit directory type:

$ screen -dmS myTekkitServer ./

If you run the command above, it will launch your server in a screen session and place it in the background.

screen -list will display the currently running screens and

$ screen -r myTekkitServer

will connect to your detached screen.

Also, if you need to detach from a session once you're attached, just type: Ctrl + A then D

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Wow. Thanks! I am assuming this works with ssh/telnet correct? – Wolfizen Apr 13 '13 at 18:06
@wolfo9999 Yes, it will work perfectly fine through SSH and/or Telnet. You should really disable/block telnet if you have it on though; it is terribly insecure. – Rain Apr 13 '13 at 18:22
Correct. One of the main reasons for using screen is that it allows someone to seamlessly reconnect ssh/telnet sessions. – Highspade Apr 13 '13 at 18:25
Well thanks for helping! :D I don't use tekkit, but same concept applies because I use a script to set custom memory allocation. – Wolfizen Apr 13 '13 at 20:16

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