Install and Manage a Mumble Server

Andrew Schwartzmeyer



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Version information

  • 0.0.3 (latest)
  • 0.0.2
released May 8th 2014

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andschwa/mumble — version 0.0.3 May 8th 2014


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with andschwa-mumble
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module installs the Mumble VoIP server, murmurd.

It is in beta development and tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04.

Module Description

This module is intended for Ubuntu. If $ppa is true, it adds either the snapshot or release (depending on $snapshot) Mumble PPA, then installs mumble-server, configures it through a template, and starts the service.


What andschwa-mumble affects

  • Packages
    • mumble-server
    • libicu-dev if $libicu_dev (bugfix)
  • PPAs
    • ppa:mumble/release
    • ppa:mumble/snapshot
  • Services
    • mumble-server
  • Files
    • /etc/mumble-server.ini
  • User
    • mumble-server
  • Group
    • mumble-server

Beginning with andschwa-mumble

The simplest use of this module is:

include mumble


This module has one class, mumble, with the following parameters:

$autostart          = true,  # Start server at boot
$ppa                = false, # Install the PPA
$snapshot           = false, # Use snapshot over release PPA
$server_password    = '',    # Supervisor account password

# The following parameters affect mumble-server.ini through a template
# For more info, see
$password           = undef,    # General entrance password
$port               = 64738,
$host               = '',
$user               = 'mumble-server',
$group              = 'mumble-server',
$bandwidth          = 72000,
$users              = 100,
$text_length_limit  = 5000,
$autoban_attempts   = 10,
$autoban_time_frame = 120,
$autoban_time       = 300,
$database_path      = '/var/lib/mumble-server/mumble-server.sqlite',
$log_path           = '/var/log/mumble-server/mumble-server.log',
$allow_html         = true,
$log_days           = 31,
$ssl_cert           = '',
$ssl_key            = '',
$welcome_text       = '<br />Welcome to this server running <b>Murmur</b>.<br />Enjoy your stay!<br />',

Note that the mumble-server package by default sets up a user and group named 'mumble-server', and so will be created additionally if the user and group are changed here.

More information about the configuraiton file's settings can be found in the Wiki.

The snapshot parameter enables the use of the snapshot PPA, which as of this writing, seems to fix the bug where libicui-dev was needed but not a dependency.

The server_password parameter sets the supervisor account's password by executing murmurd -supw password, it is not a template configuration, and thus can be set manually as well.


This module currently only supports Ubuntu. It is working on my Vagrant box, Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with Puppet 3.4.1, and as such it's development is on hold.


Fork on GitHub, make a Pull Request.