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bnetd - Unix Battle.net daemon
bnetd [-f] [-c configfile] [-d dumpfile]
bnetd is a program that will eventually completely emulate a Blizzard
Battle.net server. Currently Starcraft, Brood War, Diablo, and
Warcraft II BNE are supported as clients.
It is known to work under most versions of Unix and can also be used
under Windows as a win32 console application.
Use this configuration file instead of the compiled-in default
Put a hex dump of packets sent and received into the specified
The server normally acts as a daemon and goes into the
background. This forces the server to run in the foreground.
-h --help --usage
Print server usage information and exit.
Print its version number and exit.
The main configuration file. Among other things, it specifies
the locations for the other files used by the daemon.
The "message of the day" file. This is displayed when the user
enters the first chat channel.
This is the default account file. The contains all default
account attributes which are used when an attribute is not set
on an actual account.
channel.list This is the permanent channel list. Short names,
target clients, and other attributes may be specified here.
The contensts of this file are printed when the /news command is
This is the ad banner list which determines which banners to
display at which times. The order of display for the banners
may be specified as well as the URL which they should follow
bnban The IP ban file can be used to block connections from certain
bnhelp This file contains the the chat command help.
The game address translation file can be used to allow players
from behind a NAT firewall to play with those outside of the
This is the autoupdate MPQ archive list. It chooses which
versions of which clients to update.
This is the Terms Of Service file that is displayed before a
user can create a new account.
The icons which the client displays for players in the chat
This is the ad Banner. Currently, it says "Welcome to... BNETD".
The current version is available at:
bntrackd(1), bnproxy(1), bnchat(1), bnbot(1), bnpass(1), bnftp(1),
Ross Combs (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rob Crittenden (email@example.com), and Mark