Using NixOS and systemd to make a Minecraft server start on-demand and stop when it has no player

This uses 100% vanilla systemd / NixOS / minecraft, the design can be reused with any TCP daemon and certainly UDP too.


That’s actually pretty cool, good job :+1:

Just one note: you should have named the article ‘Serverless Minecraft’ or ‘Minecraft as a service’ :smiley:

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it’s far from being serverless :frowning:

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You’ve been writing some fun articles lately that I have enjoyed reading. Please keep up the great work!


Thank you very much :grin:

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Thank you @Solene for devising solutions that just use basic tools. I know we’re always using a ton of layers in software but it’s nice to see articles explaining solutions that do not require more layers.

And thank you for taking the time to write to enlighten us :pray:

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