Hello. Before you assume am a stupid noob trying to host a server; I am not. I have hosted dozens of servers in the past; both public and private.
Okay, I am trying to host a server for my friends and I to play on. I recently made the change to openSUSE Linux; but this shouldn't cause a problem.
I forwarded the port 25565 using my computer's IP address (192.168.X.XXX) to do so. I have tried forwarding different ports to no avail. The server is up and running (server and game on the same computer) but when I try to join it says it can't find a server.
What is the problem here? I can't figure it out. In all my time of hosting servers something like this has never happened; especially when it seems I have done everything right.
And yes, I did give my friends my EXTERNAL IP address; but they haven't had a chance to try to join, so I don't know if it is working for them. I am trying to join using my EXTERNAL IP address.