pioneers-metaserver man page

pioneers-metaserver ā€” metaserver for Pioneers

Synopsis

pioneers-metaserver [options]

Description

Pioneers is a computerized version of a well known strategy board game. The goal of the game is to colonize an island. The players play the first colonists hence the name pioneers. 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 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.

--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 metaserver can be influenced with the following three environment variables:

PIONEERS_METASERVER

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.

PIONEERS_SERVER_CONSOLE

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.

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

SIGINT

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

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)

Info

February 24, 2013 pioneers