Mumble is a low-latency, high quality voice chat program intended for use while gaming.
Getting started with Mumble
To enable your Mumble server, login to www.shivtr.com, click on Site Admin, go to the Mumble tab and select to Enable Mumble. Once enabled connection information for the server will be shown, along with several setting options you can set.
* Mumble is only available to users on Shivtr Premium Plans
The Mumble client can be downloaded from the official Mumble Site - mumble.sourceforge.net
Mumble has several settings you can configure with the Site Admin; here is a quick overview of them and what they do
|Host:||The hostname you enter to connect to Mumble.|
|Port:||The port you enter to connect to Mumble.|
|Allowed Users:||The amount of simultaneous users that may connect to Mumble.|
|SuperUser Passwd:||The password to login as the SuperUser account.|
|Server Passwd:||The password to login to the server; leave blank to not require a password.|
|Server Name:||The name of your Mumble server.|
|Welcome Text:||The text displayed to users once they login to Mumble.|
|Remember Channel:||Remember the channel users were last logged in.|
Mumble, for the most part, is configured from within the Mumble Client by logging in as the SuperUser. Once you are logged in as the SuperUser, you have special powers such as managing channels and users.
|Manage Channels:||To create channels, right click on the Root channel shown and select "Add". To edit or remove an existing channel, simply right click on it. Permissions can be set per channel by right clicking on the channel and selecting "Edit", and then going to the Groups and ACL tabs.|
|Manage Users:||You can manage Registered Users by clicking on Server -> Registered Users. From here you can rename and un-register any user on your server.|
|Ban Lists:||You can ban certain IP addresses from accessing your Mumble by clicking on Server -> Ban Lists|
Grant Registered Users Admin Priviledges
To grant registered users admin priviledges, you can right click on the Root channel, click edit and go to the Groups tab. Then in the Group dropdown select the "Admin" group. Then in the Members box select the registered users you want to be admins. If the registerd users do not show up in the dropdown you can type their names, and if they match they will still be added, then click ok.
How to make a Officer channel using groups
Special thanks to Jayd from radiantdark.net for helping with this section =)
- Login as the SuperUser account and right click on the Root channel to make a new channel, call it "Officer Chat".
- Now right click on your new "Officer Chat" channel, select "Edit" and in the Groups tab make an "Officers" group and click Add. Ensure inherit and inheritable boxes are checked. In the members dropdown at the bottom, select from the registered members who should belong to this group and click "Add".
- Next, in the ACL tab select the "@all" ACL at the top of the list and click Add; this will add a new "@all" to the bottom of the list; select this new "@all" and for the Permissions on the right, Deny all the permissions.
- Finally, still in the ACL tab select the "@all" ACL at the top of the list and click Add; this will add another new "@all" at the bottom of the list, select it and near the bottom in User/Group change the Group to "Officers", this will rename this "@all" to "@officers". With this "@officers", Allow the permissions they should have on the right (typically Traverse, Enter, Speak, Whisper and Text Message).
With that setup, only those you assign to the @officers group should be able to join your Officer Chat channel, and you're done! =)
Help For Common Problems
Here are some common problems that can be encountered while using Mumble, along with ways to help resolve them.
Wrong Password for Registered users, Please try again
Mumble uses certificates to match users to their registered names. This ensures only the proper user can login with that name. Because of this security feature, if you lose or change your certificate, you will no longer be able to login as your username and instead get the message, "Wrong Password for Registered uesrs, Please try again".
To resolve this, the user would need to ensure their certificate the Mumble client uses matches the one on the Mumble Server; if they have no backup of their certificate to revert to, you can resolve this by logging in to Mumble as the SuperUser and going to Server -> Registered Users and then un-registering the user who lost their certificate. Next time this user logs in to Mumble, they can re-register the name and everything will work.
To prevent this from occurring, users should make backups of their certificates. This can be done from within the Mumble client by going to Configure -> Certificate Wizard -> Export Current Certificate.
Server Connection Failed - Unable to write
Mumble by default tries to use QoS (Quality of Service) to prioritize traffic, which not all routers support. If your router does not support this, you may get a "Server Connection Failed - Unable to write" message. To resolve this, you can disable QoS by logging in to your Mumble client and going to Configure -> Settings -> Network -> Tick Advanced at bottom -> Untick Use Quality of Service.
A referral was returned by the server
A bug in the Mumble clients 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 on Windows has caused them to raise the error "A referral was returned by the server" due to an expiring certificate after January 15, 2012. To fix this update your Mumble client to 1.2.3a from the link below:
For more help and information check Mumble's official FAQ - mumble.sourceforge.net/FAQ