In my previous article on How to run Teamspeak3 on Digital Ocean the instructions have you create a teamspeak3 user and change ownership of the files. I noticed in some of the comments over there that people noticed it was running as root, not the greatest thing for security.
I noticed my server was also running as root, here’s how to fix it if you used my instructions:
Shut down Teamspeak:
sudo service teamspeak3 stop
sudo rm /etc/init.d/teamspeak3
and set the contents to this:
#!/bin/sh su -c "/usr/local/teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh [email protected]" teamspeak3
Set the file to be executable:
sudo chmod u+x /etc/init.d/teamspeak3
Fix permissions, many of the Teamspeak files are probably owned by root now which would prevent the server from starting:
sudo chown -R teamspeak3:teamspeak3 /usr/local/teamspeak3
Start the server back up:
sudo service teamspeak3 start
Use your client software to connect and make sure everything is operating properly and you’re done.