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       ggzmetaserv - The GGZ Gaming Zone Metaserver


       ggzmetaserv [OPTIONS...]


       The  metaserver ggzmetaserv registers GGZ servers, available game rooms
       on them and running games of any type (even non-GGZ  games)  and  makes
       this  information  available  to  interested  clients or to aggregation
       services such as Metacle. It has been designed to  be  as  flexible  as
       possible, and allows to give arbitrary options to all entries.

       The server listens to connections on port 15689, and responds to XML or
       URI queries with a list of servers of the requested type.  It should be
       run  by  server administrators, for example by inetd or xinetd, or as a
       stand-alone daemon to allow updates to the internal database.

       Features include authentication for parts  of  the  internal  directory
       structure,   caching  of  the  current  contents  for  later  use,  and
       incremental updates.

       For more information, especially on the protocol format, please have  a
       look at


       -c, --configuration=FILE
              Use  FILE  as  the  configuration  file  instead of the default,

       -C, --cache=FILE
              After each update to the internal data, save  all  the  data  to
              this  file.  When  the  server  restarts,  this  file is read in
              automatically and  thus  contains  more  recent  data  than  the
              original configuration file.

       -d, --daemon
              Runs in daemon mode. This is what is wanted in most cases, since
              without this option, only queries on the command  line  will  be
              responded  to.   Also,  updates to the data are only possible in
              daemon mode.

       -D, --debug
              Output information about the connections, queries,  results  and

       -h, --help
              Shows a help screen with a command summary.

       -p, --port=PORT
              Instead  of  the  default  port  (15689),  use  PORT  to  accept
              connections.  This option only makes sense in  combination  with

       -v, --version
              Displays the version number of ggzmetaserv.

       -V, --verbose
              Similar  to  --debug,  however  only some information is written
              out, not all the transmission content.

       -l, --logfile=FILE
              Log messages into FILE instead of to the command line.   Special
              values  for  FILE  are  ’stdout’ and ’stderr’.  This option only
              makes sense in combination with --debug or --verbose.






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