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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@rclobus.nl>   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)



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