I'm still new to Minecraft and I tried to make a multiplayer server to play with my friend, but there is something I don't understand, Server Address? Can someone explain what that is?

  • Do you mean server-ip in the server.properties file? – user9983 Mar 11 '12 at 20:07
  • I think making a server in multiplayer, I'm really new so I don't exactly understand – JustARandomPerson Mar 11 '12 at 20:09
  • Please include some context for "Server Address" – user9983 Mar 11 '12 at 20:11
  • Server-ip, yea, I mean server-ip – JustARandomPerson Mar 11 '12 at 20:13
  • You should edit the question to reflect that. I would recommend giving it a more informative title such as "What does server-ip mean in server.properties?" – user9983 Mar 11 '12 at 20:16

You might want to take a look at Minecraft Wiki's article on server setup. They also have a very useful tutorial on setting up a server as well.

If you're wondering about something more specific, take a look at the article on the server.properties file, which explains how you can customize your server to fit your needs.

As for what exactly server-ip does, it's unnecessary. You might as well leave it blank.

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    It's for multiple nic cards on a machine. Blank auto detects – Resorath Mar 11 '12 at 20:19
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    @Resorath – I understand that, but for nearly all situations it only adds confusion. I doubt it's necessary here. – Alexis King Mar 11 '12 at 20:22
  • It is for running multiple minecraft servers on a single system. – Zoredache Mar 13 '12 at 8:09
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    @Zoredache Isn't that sort of what port is for? I don't think changing the IP will help all that much in most situations. – Alexis King Mar 13 '12 at 13:57

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