I have read a lot of stuff on here & elsewhere, but still not getting any joy.
I am running Linux Mint 17. The rest of my family are on Windows 7. I can join their LAN worlds, but they can't connect to mine.
I have tried editing the hosts file as in Can't set up a local LAN server on Minecraft 12w25a? et al, but that hasn't helped. My hosts file now looks like this:
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX MYPC 127.0.0.1 localhost # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 MYPC localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
(My IP address & pc name are definitely correct in the real world)
I have run UFW commands to open port 25565 thus: (https://computerobz.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/how-to-minecraft-server-on-ubuntu/)
sudo ufw allow 22
Once that rule has been added then we can enable the firewall:
sudo ufw enable
Now we need to enable the other ports we are going to be using. Minecraft runs on a default port of 25565. Run the following command to add the port.
sudo ufw allow 25565
Check the Firewall status to make sure all is setup right:
sudo ufw status
25565 is set to "allow"
The server & port shows up on the Windows PC, just times out.
Any ideas where I go from here please?