Provided by: bubbros_1.6-2_all
bubbros-server - the bub-n-bros server.
bubbros-server [ level-file.bin ] [options]
bubbros-server starts an http server that acts as a control panel for
the server. The server listens on port 8000 by default. The url for the
control panel is http://server:port/0xN where 0xN is a random hex
number (acts as minimal protection). This url is printed when the
server starts. You can start and view games and kill the server from
this panel. The control panel also allows you to type in the address of
a server to connect to, the script will then open a client to that
server. The http server also servers java applet clients for those
players who wish to use one.
When a game is started the script opens a port for the game server.
This port can then be connected to by a client. Clients autodetect
servers running on the local network with UDP ping on port 8056.
The client forms a tcp connection to the server. Or, when using the
metaserver, the server forms a connection to the client. If this fails,
the client and server try a simultaneous SYN connect. This sometimes
works if the server and client are behind firewalls. The server then
tries to transmit the data over udp. If it gets no response from the
client it will fall back to the existing tcp connection.
-b N, --begin N, --start N
Start at board (level) number N. The default is 1. See also the
Restart the server at the end of the game. Normally the server
quits after a certain period of inactivity. This is useful when
used with the -m option to make a public server that is
available for a long time.
-l N, --lives N
Limit number of lives to N. If this option is not specified the
number of lives will be infinite.
Register server with the Metaserver (currently) at
codespeak.net:8050. This makes your server visible to
everybody, and also facilitates joining through a fascistic
--port TYPE=N Sets default listening ports. If type is LISTEN , sets
the game server port to N. The game server port is chosen
randomly by default. If the type is HTTP , sets the http server
port to N. The http server port defaults to 8000. Another port
will be chosen if none was specified and 8000 is already in use.
The server also listens to UDP ping on port 8056.
-s N, --step N
Increase board number with N when a board is completed. Defaults
to 1. see also the -b option.
The server outputs helpful debug information concerning the http and
December 7, 2007 bubbros-server(6)