For starters, I am extremely new to the ubuntu community and even with UNIX itself...
I have managed to wipe an old gaming computer, stack it with some ram, install ubuntu desktop 14.04, and from following some guides get a minecraft server running locally.
Now when I say locally, I can turn on the 'server', log onto the said server using putty and launch the minecraft platform through putty and then run around giving commands etc. through my PC. This is great and all, but I have absolutely no idea how a friend outside of my LAN would be able to connect to the server.
I have a vague idea of how the minecraft platform and how remote connection works in the first place. Does anyone know of a way to set up the server the way that I want in general i.e. put a game on the server, and have people connect to it remotely and locally? Or at least could point me in the direction of what to even search for in google to do some self learnage?
Thanks in advance!