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NAME

       wesnothd - Battle for Wesnoth multiplayer network daemon

SYNOPSIS

       wesnothd [-dv] [-c path] [-p port] [-t number] [-T number]
       wesnothd -V

DESCRIPTION

       Manages     Battle     for     Wesnoth     multiplayer    games.    See
       http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/ServerAdministration on what  commands  the
       server accepts via the wesnoth client (/query ...) or the fifo.

OPTIONS

       -c path, --config path
              tells  wesnothd  where  to  find the config file to use. See the
              section SERVER CONFIG below for the syntax. You can  reload  the
              config with sending SIGHUP to the server process.

       -d, --daemon
              runs wesnothd as a daemon.

       -h, --help
              tells you what the command line options do.

       --log-level=domain1,domain2,...
              sets  the severity level of the log domains.  all can be used to
              match      any      log      domain.      Available      levels:
              error, warning, info, debug.  By default the error level is used
              and the info level for the server domain.

       -p port, --port port
              binds the server to the specified port. If no port is specified,
              port 15000 will be used.

       -t number, --threads number
              sets  the  maximum  number of waiting worker threads for network
              I/O to n (default: 5, max: 30).

       -T number, --max-threads number
              sets the maximum number of worker threads that will be  created.
              If set to 0 there will be no limit (default: 0).

       -V, --version
              shows version number and exits.

       -v, --verbose
              turns debug logging on.

SERVER CONFIG

   The general syntax is:
       [tag]

              key="value"

              key="value,value,..."

       [/tag]

   Global keys:
       allow_remote_shutdown
              If  set  to  no  (default),  shut_down  and restart requests are
              ignored unless they come from the fifo.  Set it to yes to  allow
              remote shutdown via a /query by an administrator.

       ban_save_file
              Full  or  relative  path  to  a  (gzip compressed) file that the
              server can read and write.  Bans will be saved to this file  and
              read again on server start.

       compress_stored_rooms
              Determines  whether the rooms file should be read and written to
              in compressed form. Defaults to yes.

       connections_allowed
              The number of allowed connections from  the  same  IP.  0  means
              infinite. (default: 5)

       disallow_names
              Names/nicks  that  are  not accepted by the server. * and ? from
              wildcard patterns are supported. See glob(7) for  more  details.
              Default   values   (used   if   nothing   is   specified)   are:
              *admin*,*admln*,*server*,ai,ai?,computer,human,network,player.

       fifo_path
              The path to the fifo you can echo server commands into (same  as
              /query  ...  from  wesnoth).   If  not specified defaults to the
              compile-time path (default: /var/run/socket/wesnothd/socket).

       max_messages
              The  number  of  allowed   messages   in   messages_time_period.
              (default: 4)

       messages_time_period
              The  time  period  (in seconds) message flooding is detected in.
              (default: 10 seconds)

       motd   The message of the day.

       new_room_policy
              Determines who can create new rooms  on  the  server.  Available
              values  are everyone, registered, admin and nobody, and give the
              permission respectively to  everyone,  registered  users,  admin
              users  or disables new room creation. Default value is everyone.

       passwd The password used to gain admin  privileges  (via  /query  admin
              password).

       replay_save_path
              The  directory  where  the  server  stores  game replays. (Don’t
              forget the trailing /!) Defaults to ‘’ which means the directory
              wesnothd was started in.

       restart_command
              The  command  that the server uses to start a new server process
              via the restart command. (Can only be issued via the  fifo.  See
              the allow_remote_shutdown setting.)

       room_save_file
              Path  to  a file where the room info should be stored. This file
              is read on server startup and written to later. If empty or  not
              set, rooms are not loaded and not saved.

       save_replays
              Defines  whether  the  server will automatically save replays of
              games. (default: false)

       versions_accepted
              A comma separated list of version strings to be accepted by  the
              server. * and ? from wildcard patterns are supported.  (defaults
              to the corresponding wesnoth version)
              Example: versions_accepted="*" accepts any version string.

       user_handler
              The name of the user handler to use.  Currently  available  user
              handlers  are  forum  (to  connect  wesnothd  to  a  phpbb forum
              database) and  sample  (a  sample  implementation  of  the  user
              handler  interface,  if  you  use  this on anything real you are
              insane). The default  value  is  forum.  You  must  also  add  a
              [user_handler] section, see below.

   Global tags:
       [redirect]  A  tag  to  specify  a  server  to  redirect certain client
       versions to.

              host   The address of the server to redirect to.

              port   The port to connect to.

              version
                     A comma separated list of versions to  redirect.  Behaves
                     the  same  way as versions_accepted in regard to wildcard
                     patterns.

       [ban_time] A tag to define convenient keywords for temporary  ban  time
       lengths.

              name   The name used to reference the ban time.

              time   The    time    length   definition.    The   format   is:
                     %d[%s[%d%s[...]]] where %s is s (seconds), m (minutes), h
                     (hours),  D  (days),  M (months) or Y (years) and %d is a
                     number.  If no time modifier is  given  minutes  (m)  are
                     assumed.   Example: time="1D12h30m" results in a ban time
                     of 1 day, 12 hours and 30 minutes.

       [proxy] A tag to tell the server to act as  a  proxy  and  forward  the
       connected  client’s requests to the specified server.  Accepts the same
       keys as [redirect].

       [user_handler]  Configures  the  user  handler.  Available  keys   vary
       depending on which user handler is set with the user_handler key. If no
       [user_handler] section is present in the configuration the server  will
       run without any nick registration service.

              db_host
                     (for  user_handler=forum)  The  hostname  of the database
                     server

              db_name
                     (for user_handler=forum) The name of the database

              db_user
                     (for user_handler=forum) The name of the user under which
                     to log into the database

              db_password
                     (for user_handler=forum) This user’s password

              db_users_table
                     (for  user_handler=forum)  The name of the table in which
                     your phpbb forums saves its user data. Most  likely  this
                     will be <table-prefix>_users (e.g. phpbb3_users).

              db_extra_table
                     (for  user_handler=forum)  The name of the table in which
                     wesnothd will save its own data  about  users.  You  will
                     have  to  create  this table manually, e.g.: CREATE TABLE
                     <table-name>(username    VARCHAR(255)    PRIMARY     KEY,
                     user_lastvisit   INT   UNSIGNED   NOT   NULL  DEFAULT  0,
                     user_is_moderator TINYINT(4) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0);

              user_expiration
                     (for  user_handler=sample)  The  time   after   which   a
                     registered nick expires (in days).

       [mail]  Configures  an  SMTP  server through which the user handler can
       send mail. Currently only used by the sample user handler.

              server The hostname of the mail server

              username
                     The user name under which to log into the mail server.

              password
                     This user’s password.

              from_address
                     The reply-to address of you mail.

              mail_port
                     The port on which your mail server is running. Default is
                     25.

AUTHOR

       Written  by  David  White  <davidnwhite@verizon.net>.   Edited  by Nils
       Kneuper   <crazy-ivanovic@gmx.net>,   ott    <ott@gaon.net>,    Soliton
       <soliton.de@gmail.com>           and          Thomas          Baumhauer
       <thomas.baumhauer@gmail.com>.  This manual page was originally  written
       by Cyril Bouthors <cyril@bouthors.org>.
       Visit the official homepage: http://www.wesnoth.org/

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003-2009 David White <davidnwhite@verizon.net>
       This  is Free Software; this software is licensed under the GPL version
       2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.  There is NO warranty;
       not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       wesnoth(6), wesnoth_editor(6)