Provided by: pioneers-meta-server_0.12.5-1ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       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.


       -?, --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.

              Enable debug messages.

              Duplicate the messages of the syslog to the console.

              Show version information.


       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


              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


       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 authors.


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