Provided by: pioneers-metaserver_15.3-1_amd64 bug


       pioneers-metaserver - metaserver for Pioneers


       pioneers-metaserver [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 metaserver 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.  When  this  range  is
              not specified, the metaserver 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  metaserver  can  be  influenced  with the following three
       environment variables:

              The hostname the metaserver will use when creating new  games.  This  should  be  a
              hostname that can be resolved by all clients that will connect.

              The  path (including the filename) to pioneers-server-console.  If it contains only
              a filename and no path or if it is not set, the PATH variable in the environment is
              used to locate the program.

              The  path to the game definition files.  If it is not set, the default installation
              path will be used.


              Game definitions


              Shutdown the metaserver gracefully (can also be used to check for memory leaks)


       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)