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       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 port.


       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


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

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