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NAME

       pioneers-meta-server - meta game server for Pioneers

SYNOPSIS

       pioneers-meta-server [options]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -?, --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.

ENVIRONMENT

       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.

FILES

       /usr/share/games/pioneers/*.game
              Game definitions

SIGNALS

       USR1
              Shutdown the meta-server gracefully (can be used to check for memory leaks)

BUGS

       Do not include port 5557 in the --port-range argument because the  meta-server  uses  this
       port.

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page was written by Jeff Breidenbach <jab@debian.org>, and updated by Roland
       Clobus <rclobus@bigfoot.com> and Bas Wijnen <shevek@fmf.nl>.  Pioneers was written by Dave
       Cole   <dave@dccs.com.au>,   Andy   Heroff   <aheroff@mediaone.net>,   and   Roman   Hodek
       <roman@hodek.net>, 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.

SEE ALSO

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