Install Camfrogserver Advanced 6.0 On Ubuntu Linux

This is an updated tutorial on how to install Camfrog Server on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat).  When I first saw that Camfrog Server was released I was excited until I realized it was only for RedHat AS/ES 4.x 5.x, CentOS 4.x 5.x, Fedora 6.x 7.x 8.x operating systems. Then I realized you can convert rpm packages to deb packages using alien; you can even have alien install the rpm automatically after converting it. You also need the 32bit library files: 

sudo apt-get -f install ia32-libs

I have already converted the RPM Package for you so you don't have to use alien.

You may download it from my server:

cd /tmp

Install it:

sudo dpkg -i camfrogserver_6.2-41_all.deb

Create a "new" script in your /etc/init.d/ directory called camfrogserver and put this in the file:

nano -x /etc/init.d/camfrogserver

# Provides:          camfrogserver
# Required-Start:    $network $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:     $network $remote_fs $syslog
# Should-Start:      $named
# Should-Stop:       $named
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: Camfrog Server Linux Debian init.d script by James Youngstrom.
NAME=camfrogserver DESC="Camfrog Server" DAEMON=/usr/bin/camfrogserver PIDFILE=/var/run/camfrogserver/$ CONFDIR=/etc/camfrogserver.d CMDFILE=/var/run/camfrogserver/commands.ctl DAEMON_ARGS="-f -p${PIDFILE} -c${CMDFILE} ${CONFDIR}/cf_server.conf -d" CF_USER=camfrogserver
do_start() {
        start-stop-daemon --start \                 --user $CF_USER \                 --chuid $CF_USER \                 --pidfile $PIDFILE \                 --exec $DAEMON -- $DAEMON_ARGS < /dev/null         return $?
do_stop() {         start-stop-daemon --stop \                 --retry=TERM/30/KILL/5 \                 --pidfile $PIDFILE \                 --name $NAME         pkill $NAME         rm -f $PIDFILE         return "$?" }
case "$1" in start)         echo "Starting Camfrog Server"         do_start         echo "Camfrog Server Started Successfully"         ;;
stop)         echo "Shutting Down Camfrog Server."         do_stop         echo "Camfrog Server Is Now Down"         ;;
restart)         echo "Restarting Camfrog Server..."         do_stop         sleep 10         do_start         echo "Camfrog Server Restarted"         ;;
*)         echo "Usage: $0 start|stop|restart"         exit 1         esac         exit 0

Next you want to make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/camfrogserver

Then make sure it boots on system startup:

sudo update-rc.d camfrogserver defaults

Ports to forward:

6000:6010 tcp
5000:15000 udp
6005 udp
5999 tcp (for web panel access pro feature)

UFW commands to open ports for camfrogserver:

sudo ufw allow proto tcp from any to any port 6000:6010
sudo ufw allow proto udp from any to any port 5000:15000
sudo ufw allow 6005/udp
sudo ufw allow 5999/tcp

Next you will want to edit the cf_server.conf. I will show you how to create one based off the sample.

First: Edit the configuration file to fit your needs:

sudo nano -x /etc/camfrogserver.d/cf_server.conf.sample

Edit the following parameters in cf_server.conf.sample and save it as cf_server.conf:


Ctrl+X saves the file. Make sure to rename it to cf_server.conf.


sudo mkdir /etc/camfrogserver.d/room_name

I am making for my room:

sudo mkdir /etc/camfrogserver.d/Ubuntu_Linux


sudo nano -x /etc/camfrogserver.d/cf_room.conf.sample

Editing the following parameters to suit your needs:


Ctrl + X to save the file. Save as:


In my case I'm saving it to:


Next, start up the camfrogserver by typing:

service camfrogserver start

Now type

/usr/bin/camfrogserver -g 

This will update the SSL_certificate_param in your cf_server.confautomatically.

You will see the following:

Certificate generated successfully, cert file name: /etc/camfrogserver.d/cert.pem, configuration file /etc/camfrogserver.d/cf_server.conf updated

You should now be able to login to your web interface using your Remote Access Login and Password as long as your room is a PRO room. Note: you may have to restart the server first:

service camfrogserver restart

Remember: Non-Pro rooms are extremely limited. The web interface will not be available for Free rooms.

 For those of you with the Camfrog Client installed my room is called Ubuntu_Linux

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