Starbound

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Create a user for running Starbound

# useradd -m -s /bin/bash starbound

Become the starbound user so that any file you download is owned by the correct user.

# su -l starbound

Install the Steam command line interface

$ mkdir ~/SteamCMD
$ cd ~/SteamCMD
$ wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz
$ tar -xf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz

Test Steam.

$ ./steamcmd.sh
$ Ctrl-c

Obtain and run the server binary

$ mkdir ~/server
$ cd ~/SteamCMD
File: ~/SteamCMD/update_starbound.sh
./steamcmd.sh +login STEAMLOGIN STEAMPASSWORD +force_install_dir ~/server +app_update 211820 +exit
$ chmod 0700 update_starbound.sh
$ ./update_starbound.sh

Run the server

$ tmux new -s starbound
$ cd ~/server/linux
$ ./starbound_server
$ Ctrl-c

Edit configuration (the file is created when starting the server for the first time).

File: ~/server/storage/starbound_server.config
{
  [...]
  "allowAdminCommands" : false,
  "allowAdminCommandsFromAnyone" : false,
  "allowAnonymousConnections" : false,
  "anonymousConnectionsAreAdmin" : false,
  "gameServerPort" : 21025,
  "serverName" : "A Starbound Server",
  "serverUsers" : {
    "user1" : {
      "admin" : true,
      "password" : "password1"
    },
    "user2" : {
      "admin" : false,
      "password" : "password2"
    },
    "user3" : {
      "admin" : false,
      "password" : "password3"
    },
    "user4" : {
      "admin" : false,
      "password" : "password4"
    } 
  },
  [...]
}

Stopping the server

# su -l starbound
$ tmux attach -t starbound

On the Starbound server command-line.

$ Ctrl-c