wesnothd man page
wesnothd — Battle for Wesnoth multiplayer network daemon
wesnothd [-dv] [-c path] [-p port] [-t number] [-T number]
Manages Battle for Wesnoth multiplayer games. See http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/ServerAdministration on what commands the server accepts via the wesnoth client (/query ...) or the fifo.
- -c path, --config path
tells wesnothd where to find the config file to use. See the section Server Config below for the syntax. You can reload the config with sending SIGHUP to the server process.
- -d, --daemon
runs wesnothd as a daemon.
- -h, --help
tells you what the command line options do.
sets the severity level of the log domains. all can be used to match any log domain. Available levels: error, warning, info, debug. By default the error level is used and the info level for the server domain.
- -p port, --port port
binds the server to the specified port. If no port is specified, port 15000 will be used.
- -t number, --threads number
sets the maximum number of waiting worker threads for network I/O to n (default: 5, max: 30).
- -T number, --max-threads number
sets the maximum number of worker threads that will be created. If set to 0 there will be no limit (default: 0).
- -V, --version
shows version number and exits.
- -v, --verbose
turns debug logging on.
The general syntax is
If set to no (default), shut_down and restart requests are ignored unless they come from the fifo. Set it to yes to allow remote shutdown via a /query by an administrator.
Full or relative path to a (gzip compressed) file that the server can read and write. Bans will be saved to this file and read again on server start.
Determines whether the rooms file should be read and written to in compressed form. Defaults to yes.
The number of allowed connections from the same IP. 0 means infinite. (default: 5)
Names/nicks that are not accepted by the server. * and ? from wildcard patterns are supported. See glob(7) for more details. Default values (used if nothing is specified) are: *admin*,*admln*,*server*,ai,ai?,computer,human,network,player.
The path to the fifo you can echo server commands into (same as /query ... from wesnoth). If not specified defaults to the compile-time path (default: /var/run/socket/wesnothd/socket).
The number of allowed messages in messages_time_period. (default: 4)
The time period (in seconds) message flooding is detected in. (default: 10 seconds)
The message of the day.
Determines who can create new rooms on the server. Available values are everyone, registered, admin and nobody, and give the permission respectively to everyone, registered users, admin users or disables new room creation. Default value is everyone.
The password used to gain admin privileges (via /query admin password).
The directory where the server stores game replays. (Don't forget the trailing /!) Defaults to `' which means the directory wesnothd was started in.
The command that the server uses to start a new server process via the restart command. (Can only be issued via the fifo. See the allow_remote_shutdown setting.)
Path to a file where the room info should be stored. This file is read on server startup and written to later. If empty or not set, rooms are not loaded and not saved.
Defines whether the server will automatically save replays of games. (default: false)
A comma separated list of version strings to be accepted by the server. * and ? from wildcard patterns are supported. (defaults to the corresponding wesnoth version)
Example: versions_accepted="*" accepts any version string.
The name of the user handler to use. Currently available user handlers are forum (to connect wesnothd to a phpbb forum database) and sample (a sample implementation of the user handler interface, if you use this on anything real you are insane). The default value is forum. You must also add a [user_handler] section, see below.
Normal exit status is 0 when the server was properly shutdown. An exit status of 2 indicates an error with the command line options.
Written by David White <email@example.com>. Edited by Nils Kneuper <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ott <email@example.com>, Soliton <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Thomas Baumhauer <email@example.com>. This manual page was originally written by Cyril Bouthors <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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