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  1. #1
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    A few basic questions..

    Hey all,


    I have set up a teamspeak 2 server at my buddies house for a few of us to use. Works great!! Excellent program.

    Now, I have noticed that over the last couple of weeks there are unregistered users coming in and creating a channel.

    Here come the basic questions...

    First of all, are these people using bandwidth from my buds house to enable these other players to run their channel?

    Put another way, does he suffer any performance hit because of these other players making a channel?

    We have no problem with them using their own channel, but if he suffers for someone he doesn't even know...when we restart the server the next day their channel is gone and they might not come back for days.

    Both him and I are Registered SA and CA and we can go and kick/ban/edit channels etc.

    I know that we CAN delete their channel, but is that frowned upon? Meaning it is a freeware program and we are not sure if it is our 'right" to do such things.

    I'd hate to go and boot them and then find out later that we are being stupid about it.

    I have access to the Superadmin (buddy really has no clue) so I can adjust the permissions etc but at first glance it looks to be a lot of information to wade through not knowing what I'm even looking for.

    Any tips or pointing in the right direction would be great as far as that area goes. I have looked in the Faq but it doesn't really go into enough for me.

    I hope that I have explained this properly. I have done a bunch of searching both here and using Google but I have not found the answers that I am looking for.

    The other thing that I am wondering is related to the first set of questions.

    We were thinking of creating two more channels in addition to the main one.

    We were thinking of an Axis and an Allies. This way the boys could have some privacy and the "enemy" would not hear them.

    Say a max of four people in each of the two new channels. Again, performance hit?

    In case it matters, he is running XP, P4 2.4, 1 Gig ram, and Cable.

    Let me know if there is any other info I should be providing you with and I will update it as I can.

    Thanks for your time.

    Spyke

  2. #2
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    First of all, are these people using bandwidth from my buds house to enable these other players to run their channel?

    Put another way, does he suffer any performance hit because of these other players making a channel?
    Each person who connects uses a portion of the bandwidth from their host. How much is determined by what codecs you're using. If you're set yourself to a 16k codec, each connection uses 16k of the server's bandwidth.

    How much of a "hit" your server operator is taking from that 16 is going to depend on how big his connection is. On a 768k connection, two or three users would be fairly unnoticeable.

    I know that we CAN delete their channel, but is that frowned upon? Meaning it is a freeware program and we are not sure if it is our 'right" to do such things.

    I'd hate to go and boot them and then find out later that we are being stupid about it.
    The limitations on what you can/can't do with the software are restricted to changing the software itself.

    When you host a server, you establish the rules for that server as they suit your needs. Be it open to all, or a limited few. The only thing TeamSpeak is really concerned with is that if you charge (in ANY way) for your server, they want their share (gotta stay in business somehow!).

    We were thinking of creating two more channels in addition to the main one.

    We were thinking of an Axis and an Allies. This way the boys could have some privacy and the "enemy" would not hear them.

    Say a max of four people in each of the two new channels. Again, performance hit?
    To the best of my knowledge, the number of channels has no impact on performance (*maybe* a VERY minor hit on RAM - but it'd be fairly negligible). Each person connected, however, still uses their allocation of bandwidth (16k to continue with my example - in which case 4 users would consume a total of 64k of bandwidth).

    Of course, YMMV depending on your configuration.

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Lot of great info which answers my questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    Hey all,


    I have set up a teamspeak 2 server at my buddies house for a few of us to use. Works great!! Excellent program.

    Now, I have noticed that over the last couple of weeks there are unregistered users coming in and creating a channel.

    To stop unwanted people logging into your server put a password on your server. Otherwise this will get annoying

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