The Journey

Once upon a time, someone wanted to start a Lee Hall Minecraft server. Here is a log of our journey.

Our Team: Mario, Nomad, Sam_the_transcendent, Caisson_Fairview, Hokie Bird


August 14, 2019 – First server created (Vanilla). Ran off an old PC behind my TV cabinet at home. Lots of ram leaks and ram spikes. Kicked players out on a regular basis. Pretty horrible. Would rate 1.25/10

August 31, 2019 – Sam messages me saying he has found a way to run the server locally on Virginia Tech network with my better desktop here on campus. Ngrok is born. Ngrok is pretty horrible and the IP resets if I close the window, shut the pc off, update, or do anything. Would rate .001/10. (I still love you Sam thank you). Server is updated from Vanilla to Spigot.

September 16, 2019 – Nomad messages me saying he knows a way to use the old server as a proxy to forward all the traffic from the main server and keep a static IP.

October 11, 2019 – Lots of troubleshooting and firewall unblocking later, it works, Yay. Static IP! Proxy times out every once in a while, needs to be restarted.

October 13, 2019 – Raspberry Pi 4 arrived. is born! Only run locally on Edurome for now. HOKIESTONE RESOURCE PACK BOII

October 14. 2019 – More website building. Raspberry Pi decided it only wants to boot with an HDMI plugged in. Fixed that. Raspberry Pi decided it wants to erase all wifi data every time it restarts. Did not fix that. Nomad fixes issues with word press regarding files and access rights.

October 15, 2019 – Nomad installed some webpage modules that wordpress (our webpage editor) had given errors for. This was the last of the errors that wordpress had reported as “critical.” The Lee Hall page is edited and in a presentable condition. A hokiestone texture was added to the rotating minecraft block plugin, now a small block of hokiestone rotates in the bottom right corner of the webpage.

October 16, 2019 – Testing early stage of website proxy (like the one for minecraft).

October 18, 2019 – Website proxy works! Just like the minecraft proxy it has some issues that will need to be fixed before it is fully presentable.

October 27, 2019 – After a lot of work all proxy systems are up! The website is now cleaned up and running smoothly with ssl encryption (https) and both the minecraft proxy and website proxy are on loops to automatically reconnect in the event of a crash. Discovered an issue with the menu bar, the home link used an old ip address instead of the new domain name. This was fixed by using the new address.

October 28, 2019 – Set up a PayPal and added a page to the menu so users can give us moneyyyyy! (Plz im poor).

November 3, 2019 – Added a map of the server to the website.