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       pioneers-meta-server - meta game server for Pioneers


       pioneers-meta-server [options]


       Pioneers  is  an implementation of the popular, award-winning "Settlers
       of Catan" board game.  It uses  a  client/server  model  for  networked
       play.  This  program  provides  a  piece of network infrastructure that
       helps match pioneers clients to pioneers  servers.  Casual  players  of
       pioneers probably do not need to run this program.


       -h     Print a short help text and exit.

       -d     Run in daemon mode.

       -r location
              Redirect to location.

       -s hostname
              Use hostname as hostname when creating servers.

       -p from-to
              Use  ports in the range from-to (inclusive) for started servers.
              It is advised not to include port 5555 in the range.  (See  BUGS


       The  default  settings  of  the  meta-server can be influenced with the
       following three environment variables:

              The hostname the meta-server will use when creating  new  games.
              This  should  be  a hostname that can be resolved by all clients
              that will connect.

              The path to pioneers-server-console.  If  it  is  not  set,  the
              default installation path will be used.

              The  path  to  the game definition files.  If it is not set, the
              default installation path will be used.


              Game definitions


       pioneers-server-console uses port 5555 for its admin connection.   This
       means  that  only  the  first  server started from the meta-server will
       actually succeed in binding to that.  For all subsequent  servers,  the
       admin socket fails to open, and thus cannot be connected to.


       This  manual page was written by Jeff Breidenbach <>, and
       updated  by  Roland  Clobus  <>   and   Bas   Wijnen
       <>.  Pioneers was written by Dave Cole <>,
       Andy Heroff <>, and Roman Hodek  <>,
       with  contributions from many other developers on the Internet; see the
       AUTHORS file in the pioneers distribution or the help->about dialog  in
       one  of  the  graphical  programs  for  a complete list of contributing


       pioneers(6), pioneers-server-gtk(6), pioneers-server-console(6)