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LinuxGSM - Can't Connect to Server, Out of Ideas

I've already done a lot of Googling and I don't know what the issue is.

I'm using https://linuxgsm.com on a spare computer running Ubuntu Server. I've already used LinuxGSM to get a Factorio server and Minecraft Bedrock server installed and running. Both are running, my friends can connect to both of those just fine.

However, my friends and I cannot connect to the LinuxGSM ARK server. Here's some screenshots:

No, I'm not trying to use steam://connect/ to connect to my server. I'm using the public internet IP.

The server is allegedly running, I have all of the required ports opened. But I can't connect to it. I know the ports are forwarded correctly, because I did the same process for my Factorio and Minecraft Bedrock servers and those are still working. Factorio is using ports 34197 and 34198 while Minecraft Bedrock is using ports 19132 and 19133. There is no overlap as far as I'm aware.

arkserver-console.log shows this:

[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed.
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 346110
Redirecting stderr to '/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/logs/stderr.txt'
[  0%] Checking for available updates...
[----] Verifying installation...
Steam Console Client (c) Valve Corporation
-- type 'quit' to exit --
Loading Steam API...OK.

Connecting anonymously to Steam Public...Logged in OK
Waiting for user info...OK
Downloading item 731604991 ...
Success. Downloaded item 731604991 to "/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/346110/731604991" (64830023 bytes) Downloading item 1404697612 ...
Success. Downloaded item 1404697612 to "/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/346110/1404697612" (3248373 bytes) Downloading item 2112724006 ...
Success. Downloaded item 2112724006 to "/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/346110/2112724006" (168852703 bytes) Downloading item 766032350 ...
Success. Downloaded item 766032350 to "/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/346110/766032350" (89930704 bytes) Downloading item 2030676041 ...
Success. Downloaded item 2030676041 to "/home/arkserver/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/346110/2030676041" (35337289 bytes) 

I also followed this guide (to no avail): https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/615086038683861456/

And that's where I'm at now. Normally something glaring would pop out at me, but this is day two and I still have no idea why I can't connect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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48 minutes ago, Larkfields said:

Have you installed the Steam client on your server (you don't need to).
If you have, then you'll find that Steam "reserves" some ports for its own use...


You can't use any ports numbers specified on that site if you're also running the Steam client.

I don't have the Steam client on my Linux server OS, no. I also shared this image in the original thread, which shows that there are no conflicting ports:


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