I'm trying to set up a dedicated server of CS: GO on my machine because they've gone and taken away the listen server capabilities it seems. The fools! Alls I want to do is practice some stuff, nades and what not.

Anyway, I have the following command:

srcds -game csgo -ip x.x.x.x -port 27015 -console -usercon +game_type 0 +game_mode 1 +mapgroup mg_allclassic +map de_inferno

I've done done any changes to the server, just a fresh install from SteamCMD and into that command.

I get:

CreateBoundSocket: ::bind returned error [no name available](10049)
Could not establish connection to Steam server.

Extra info:

I'm running Windows 7 64bit, have added the server to the firewall rules and also forwarded port 29015 on my router to this machine. It's been a while since I've done this so perhaps I've done it wrong:

Protocol    Port Range    Translate To    Trigger Protocol     Trigger Port
Any         27105         27015           -                    -

Odly my machine didn't appear on the list of devices so I just entered the IP address. I have a BT home hub (not 100% which version. A black curvy one).

edit: spotted a slight mistake where I had the port as 29015, port rage as the same and translate to as 27015. Corrected this and it's no different.


I tried +port and +ip instead and got different error output:

NET_GetBindAddresses found 'Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)'
Trying to open socket on
(Repeat a few time)
Socket bind failed (WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL)
Network: IP x.x.x.x mode MP, dedicated No, ports 27015 sv / 27005 CL

LAN issue

I thought I'd at least try and getting it locally before I expose it to the public. It appears in my LAN tab and I can attempt to connect, but instead I get this in the client console:

Server requires lobby reservation but is unreserved.

Please note this is an utterly fresh install and I have done nothing but try and fire it up. No config files or whatever.


I'm not sure my router is doing its job here as http://www.canyouseeme.org/ reports a failure.

  • What are you entering for -ip x.x.x.x? Does it begin with 192.168.*.* or 10.*.*.* (It should not)? Also, I assume "BT Home Hub" is actually a router? Hubs have no port forwarding (they don't do NAT translation). Also according to this thread it should be +ip and +port, not -ip/-port Sep 20, 2013 at 22:32
  • The ip is my public IP address. Yes it's a router. I'll try that although I feel there's a bigger issue here as I can't even connect when hosted on LAN.
    – Harry
    Sep 20, 2013 at 22:49
  • Re "I'm not sure my router is doing its job" - if it's correctly stealthing ports, you should see "connection timed out" on that site for random ports, and "connection refused" for ports like 27015 which you have forwarded. ShieldsUP! is probably a better resource for this. Sep 21, 2013 at 3:26
  • Okay, I think this isn't an issue as I learnt to not specify the +ip. If I launch the server then do the port checker, it says it's open. The issue now is the Server requires lobby reservation but is unreserved. I get this when I connect.
    – Harry
    Sep 21, 2013 at 10:15

1 Answer 1


Try adding the following to your server config:

sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0
sv_dc_friends_reqd 0

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