Install Teamspeak 3 on CentOS 6

Ever wanted your own Teamspeak 3 Server? I’ve built a script that will install a secure copy of Teamspeak 3 (64 bit) on CentOS 6.4.

Simply run the following set of commands on your CentOS 6.4 server to install a secure Teamspeak 3 voice server:

# Secure Iptables
iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT DROP
iptables -P FORWARD DROP

# Teamspeak
iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 9987 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p udp --sport 9987 -j ACCEPT

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 30033 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --sport 30033 -j ACCEPT

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 10011 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --sport 10011 -j ACCEPT

# HTTP(s)
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --sport 80 -j ACCEPT

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --sport 443 -j ACCEPT

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --sport 22 -j ACCEPT

iptables -I INPUT -p udp --dport 53 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT -p udp --sport 53 -j ACCEPT

service iptables save && service iptables restart

# Update system
yum -y update

# Add Teamspeak user
useradd teamspeak

# Download, unzip and cleanup Teamspeak
cd /home/teamspeak
tar xvfz teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-
mv teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64/* `pwd`
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64 && rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-

# Add chkconfig support to startup file and link to binary
sed -i 's/# All rights reserved/# All rights reserved\n# chkconfig: 2345 99 00/g'
ln -s /home/teamspeak/ /etc/init.d/teamspeak

# Change permissions of Teamspeak
chown -R teamspeak:teamspeak /home/teamspeak
chown -R teamspeak:teamspeak /etc/init.d/teamspeak

# Remount shared memory -
mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /dev/shm

# Change to Teamspeak user and run server
su teamspeak
service teamspeak start

echo "Your Teamspeak URL is: `curl`"


  • @todo: Install TS3 into a chroot environment
  • This script denies access to all ports, excluding HTTP, DNS, SSH and the necessary Teamspeak ports
  • The mirror ( is an official Teamspeak 3 mirror
  • Teamspeak will run under the unprivileged ‘teamspeak’ user
  • Teamspeak will automatically run at startup via the official Teamspeak 3 init.d startup script. Chkconfig support is added via sed
  • Edward Longman

    Really useful! worked perfectly! and I mean perfectly on a fresh install! Great because no prerequisites are required!

    • Drew

      Glad you like the installer, Edward!

  • Gabe

    I tried this and when it go to iptables -P INPUT DROP, putty hangs, and I have to reboot my server. Now my website, nore my zpanel works anymore. Suggestions? :)

    • Drew

      Strange, that should not be happening! What provider are you with? Do they offer a console of some kind so you can login from the back-end and troubleshoot further? Let me know and I’ll do my best to help.

      • Gabe

        I bought a server on cloudatcost …currently their re-imaging button doesn’t work so I can’t just do that and start from scratch. It was a raw server, I installed zpanel on it, which seemed to be working well, Then I ran the teamspeak script, and bam everything broken. Seems like some kind of mysql socket error or something. I’d be happy to provide you access if you have any time on your hands. I don’t know if it’s a cloudatcost issue, or if somehow I borked my sql database while running that script.

        • vanucci

          This also happened to my server after that command

  • JayWest

    This is a fantastic article. PERFECT! One question though…. the article shows adding chkconfig support so it can start automatically at boot time. However, where you start the daemon manually you do an su to the teamspeak user. Unless I’m missing something, starting the service after su will cause it to run as the teamspeak user which is fine, but upon system reboot it’s going to run it as root. Am I missing something?