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       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.

   Connection forming
       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 -s option.

       -h, --help
              Display help.

       -i, --infinite
              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.

       -m, --metaserver
              Register server with the Metaserver (currently) at  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 game servers.


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                                         December 7, 2007                       bubbros-server(6)