Provided by: pioneers-meta-server_0.12.5-1ubuntu1_amd64
pioneers-meta-server - meta game server for Pioneers
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.
-?, --help Print a short help text and exit. -d, --daemon Run in daemon mode. -P, --pidfile pidfile Write the pid to pidfile (implies -d) -r, --redirect location Redirect to another meta-server running at location. -s, --servername hostname Use hostname as hostname when creating servers. -p, --port-range from-to Use ports in the range from-to (inclusive) to start servers. It is advised not to include port 5557 in the range. (See BUGS below.) When this range is not specified, the meta-server will not be able to create new games. --debug Enable debug messages. --syslog-debug Duplicate the messages of the syslog to the console. --version Show version information.
The default settings of the meta-server can be influenced with the following three environment variables: PIONEERS_META_SERVER 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. PIONEERS_SERVER_CONSOLE The path to pioneers-server-console. If it is not set, the default installation path will be used. PIONEERS_DIR The path to the game definition files. If it is not set, the default installation path will be used.
/usr/share/games/pioneers/*.game Game definitions
USR1 Shutdown the meta-server gracefully (can be used to check for memory leaks)
Do not include port 5557 in the --port-range argument because the meta-server uses this port.
This manual page was written by Jeff Breidenbach <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and updated by Roland Clobus <email@example.com> and Bas Wijnen <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Pioneers was written by Dave Cole <email@example.com>, Andy Heroff <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Roman Hodek <email@example.com>, 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 authors.
pioneers(6), pioneers-server-gtk(6), pioneers-server-console(6)