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Rust Game Server

by Latest Version | Debian 9

A free-for-all battle in a harsh open-world environment.

Be careful with your alliances. Rust is a game of survival with absolutely no rules and everyone playing to survive at all costs. Players can steal, lie, cheat, or trick each other– or team up to share resources and capitalize on strength through numbers. Build shelters (or entire towns), hunt for food, craft weapons, and more.

Host your own game server on Linode to choose your world, set a cap for how many players are allowed, and other customizations for a better gaming experience. Get Rust up and running in no time with Linode’s Rust Game Server One-Click App.

Software Included

The Rust Game Server One-Click App will install the following required software on your Linode:

SOFTWAREDESCRIPTION
Rust ServerGame server
Linux GSMA command line tool for the deployment and management of Linux game servers.
UFWFirewall utility. Ports 28015 and 28016 will allow outgoing and incoming traffic.
Fail2BanFail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks.

Rust Options

FIELDDESCRIPTION
RCON PasswordThe password for your remote console, which allows you to issue commands on the Rust server. Required.
Server HostnameThe name of your Rust Server. Advanced Options.
Server DescriptionYour server’s description. Use /n to create a new file. Advanced Options.
Maximum PlayersThe maximum number of players allowed on a server at one time. Default is 50, minimum is 10, maximum is 100. Advanced Options
WorldSets the type of map to generate. Options are Procedural Map, Barren, Hapis Island, Savas Island. Advanced Options
World SizeThe size of the world map. Default is 3000, minimum is 1000, maximum is 8000. Advanced Options
SeedA random numeric seed used by the world generation algorithm to create a unique world. The maximum value is 4,294,967,295. Advanced Options
Global Chat EnabledEnables global chat. Chat messages will be broadcast to all players. Advanced Options
PvE EnabledAllow player vs. environment combat. Advanced Options

Getting Started after Deployment

Ensure that you have installed Rust to your computer before getting started with this section. You can install Rust from Steam’s Web Store.

After the Rust One-Click App has finished deploying to your Linode, you will be able to access your Rust server by copying your Linode’s IPv4 address and entering it in to the Rust game installed on your computer. To find your Linode’s IPv4 address:

  1. Click on the Linodes link in the sidebar. You will see a list of all your Linodes.
  2. Find the Linode you just created when deploying your app and select it.
  3. Navigate to the Networking tab.
  4. Under the IPv4 heading, you will find your IPv4 address listed under the Address column.
  5. Copy the IPv4 address. Open Rust, and then open the developer’s console by pressing f1.
  6. In the console, type connect 192.0.2.155:28015 and replace 192.0.2.155 with your Linode’s IP address. Be sure append the port 28015 to the end of the IP address. Press enter when you are done typing.You will be logged into the server, and the game will load.

The Rust Game Server One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the game, visit Facepunch Studios Support.