|| VentriloSetup Guide
|Getting Started with your Ventrilo Voice Server
Server Setup Guide
Once your Ventrilo server has been installed you can configure server
options, channels, users and other Ventrilo server features using this
Before you can do any configuration, you need connect to your
server and login as admin.
Now that you're logged in as admin, lets do some configuration.
Right click on the computer icon where you see the server name again.
From here, depending on what you want to do, you will click either Server
admin or Channel admin.
Right click on your Ventrilo server name again and click "Channel Admin".
Click "Create". The display name is the name your users will see. The
phonetic name is the way the program pronounces the channel name. If you
want the channel to be password protected, enter a password in "channel
password". If you want an individual to be admin over just a certain channel,
enter an admin password and give the user the password. This is helpful
if your clan/guild/team/group is sharing a server. You can also enter
the "max clients" this channel is allowed. Again, if you are sharing a
Ventrilo server this is a useful feature.
Ventrilo User Editor:
Adding users allows you to restrict a name to the person who knows the
password. It also allows you to specify individual server admins without
giving out the "master" Ventrilo server password. Enter a user's login
name and a password for them. If you want them to have total control over
your Ventrilo server, check the "server admin" box. Next click "add" and
you're done. From this point forward, the user must type their "user password"
in the connection properties for your Ventrilo server.
Ventrilo Ban list:
To access the Ventrilo "Ban List", right click your server name, click
server admin and click "Ban List". You may ban people from your Ventrilo
server with or without a reason. The "Ban List" remembers the users ip
address, subnet mask, user name, the admin who banned them and the reason
they were given for being banned. This is very useful to control "admin
abuse" by tracking who did the banning and the reason for it. You may
add to the ban list using the ban list viewer, or by right clicking a
users name and clicking ban.
MOTD stands for "Message of the Day". You can use this to tell about who
you are and what the server rules are. Currently, the MOTD only supports
regular ascii characters. Users can choose to only view the MOTD when
it has changed. This is useful for displaying news items to your group.
RCON stands for "Remote Control" and is used to send server commands directly
to your Ventrilo server via a command line interface. Commands used with
RCON include auth, banadd, bandel, banlist, clientkick, clientstatus,
diag, help, kickall, loggrep, maxclients, monitor, name, password, pingrate,
pingtrace, quit, serverstatus, status, timestamp, tts, version. You can
also type "help" in rcon for a list of commands.
Most functions that you can perform using the Ventrilo client program
can also be performed in the corecp control panel. In many cases, tasks
are much easier through the control panel than through the Ventrilo program.
Other functions you can perform with your CoreCP control panel:
Change Your Ventrilo Server Name
To change your Ventrilo server name you'll need to login to your control
panel using the username and password you received in your welcome email.
In your control panel click "Manage Services" and go to "Basic Configuration".
Locate the Server Name box and change this to your new name and click
save. Phoenetic name is the way the "robotic voice" will pronounce your
To improve the sound quality in your Ventrilo Server, you'll need to change
the Ventrilo Voice Codec. By default,
it's set to GSM 6.1 2200 bytes/second. This is fine for most users. If
you would like to try higher quality settings, you're free to use any
of our codecs. Our codecs go all the way up to Speex (32KHz, 16 bit, 10
Qlty) 5520 bytes/second!
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After the client program has been installed you can use these quick step-by-step instructions for
getting the program configured and connected into a server. Before you
begin you need to know several things before you can connect to a server.
1) The Ventrilo servers hostname or IP address. This information can be
found after logging into your Ventrilo Control Panel.
2) The Ventrilo server's port number. Your Ventrilo port number will be
listed under your servers hostname inside the control panel. If you are
not the owner of the Ventrilo Server, you will need to ask the owner for
3) The Ventrilo server's case sensitive password (if the admin has set
a server password).
Once you have these three pieces of information you can begin setting
up the Ventrilo client.
If you already have the program installed and are having problems with
it you should read the offcial
Ventrilo F.A.Q.'s page for possible problems and suggested solutions.
If all else fails please feel free to open a support ticket through our
online support center.
Now, lets do a quick setup.
1) Start the Ventrilo program. Click on the Start button, click on Programs
and then click on Ventrilo. This will display another menu option called
Ventrilo that will start the actual program.
2) Click on the "->" button that is next to the first pulldown window
called "User Name". This will open a new window where you can create a
logon name to be used when connecting to a Ventrilo server.
3) Click the "New" button. This will open a small window where you can
enter your logon name. The name you enter is entirely up to you. It can
be your real name or a nick name.
4) Click the "OK" button. You can come back to this window and click on
the help button later on if you want more detailed information about what
the other options mean and how to use them.
5) Now that we are back to the main window click on the "->" button that
is next to the pulldown window called "Server". This will open a new window
where you can enter the details about the server you would like to connect
6) Click the "New" button. This will open a small window where you can
enter a name that will describe the new Ventrilo server definition. The
name can be anything you want it to be like: "My ventrilo server" or "Joe's
ventrilo server". When entering a server name you don't need the quotes
around it. These server names will show up in the main Ventrilo window.
7) Click "OK".
8) Click on the "Hostname or IP" input box and enter the server hostname
or IP address given to you by the person hosting the server.
9) Click on the "Port number" input box and enter the servers port number.
The program will automatically display the default port number of 3784
but you will need to change this to whatever port your Ventrilo server
10) Click on the "Password" input box and enter the Ventrilo servers password
as defined by the server administrator.
11) Click "OK" to return to the Ventrilo main window.
12) Click "Connect" to establish a connection between you and the server
you just defined.
13) You should also click on the Setup button and configure all of the
different options that control Ventrilo. This is very important when it
comes to controlling the microphone or input source. Once in the Setup
dialog click on the "Help" button. Be sure to read what all of the options
are and what they mean. This is very important for the Voice page.
That's all there is to it. You can always add more server
definitions and create new logon names at any time.
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