Murmur

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Murmur is the server component to Mumble built on the Qt framework. See uMurmur for a lighter weight embedded version.

Installation

USE flags

Cannot load package information. Is the atom media-sound/murmur correct?

Emerge

root #emerge --ask media-sound/murmur

Configuration

Files

  • /etc/murmur/murmur.ini - Daemon configuration file.
  • /etc/conf.d/murmur - OpenRC service configuration file.
  • /usr/lib/systemd/system/murmur.service - systemd service configuration file.

Services

OpenRC

To have the murmur daemon run on system boot, issue:

root #rc-update add murmur default

To start murmur, issue:

root #rc-service murmur start

systemd

To have the murmur daemon run on system boot, issue:

root #systemctl enable murmur.service

To start murmur on systemd, issue:

root #systemctl start murmur.service

Usage

Initial setup

After the emerge, pay attention to the einfo message that is printed; it contains important setup information. It will likely look similar to the following message.

 * Useful scripts are located in /usr/share/doc/murmur-1.3.4/scripts.
 * Please execute:
 * murmurd -ini /etc/murmur/murmur.ini -supw <pw>
 * chown murmur:murmur /var/lib/murmur/murmur.sqlite
 * to set the build-in 'SuperUser' password before starting murmur.
 * Please restart dbus before starting murmur, or else dbus registration
 * will fail.
 *
 * (Note: Above message is only printed the first time package is
 * installed. Please look at /usr/share/doc/murmur-1.3.4/README.gentoo*
 * for future reference)

Gaining SuperUser privileges

A SuperUser account is created by default on every instance of a Murmur service. This account is created to assist in administration tasks such as kicking or banning an abusive user or quickly creating new channels. In order to obtain SuperUser privileges, the correct password must be used. The SuperUser password is written to the Murmur log file (/var/log/murmur/murmur.log). Use any pager program or text editor to view the log (for security reasons the log is only view able for users with root privileges), or simply grep for the following line:

root #cat /var/log/murmur/murmur.log | grep "Password for 'SuperUser'"

Once the password has been obtained, use a client to connect to the server as the user called "SuperUser". Instructions on adding SuperUser privileges to other accounts can be found here on the Mumble wiki.

Removal

Unmerge

root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose media-sound/murmur

See also

  • uMurmur — a minimalistic server for Mumble designed to run on embedded systems (DD-WRT or OpenWRT) or older PC hardware.
  • Mumble — an open source, cross platform, low-latency, high quality voice over IP (VoIP) client.

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