I am able to connect directly using the internal IP of the server, as is my friend using the public IP if I open the port, so I am fairly certain the server is functioning normally… Any help would be greatly appreciated. Been fighting this, perusing as many videos and tutorials as I can find, for too long.
Hey, thanks for responding. I have attempted to set it up using both the local and public IPs of the computer running the server, with no luck on either. In both cases, the IP I put into the A record is the same as I can use to connect directly to the minecraft server.