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       conqmetad - a Conquest Meta server


       conqmetad [OPTIONS]


       conqmetad  is  a  meta  server for Conquest.  A meta server listens for
       game availablity announcements from other conquestd  servers  scattered
       about,  and  makes this list available to conquest clients that use the
       -m option.  This makes it easy for people to find prospective games.

       The de-facto Conquest Meta server runs at

       The meta server listens on port UDP port 1700  for  announcements  from
       conquestd  servers.   TCP  connections  to port 1700 cause conqmetad to
       dump the current server list and their associated  data  in  an  easily
       parsable text format, one server per line, and disconnect.


       -d      Daemon mode.

       -l      Listen  for  local  connections  only.   When  this  option  is
               supplied, only clients on  the  local  host  will  be  able  to

       -u <user>
               Run as user user.

       -v      Be more verbose.


       Jon Trulson


       conquest(6),  conquestd(6),  conqoper(6),  conqdriv(6),  conquestsh(6),

       See README in the conquest distribution (usually installed in <conquest
       install prefix>/etc/) for information and tips on how to play.

       See  INSTALL  for  instructions on unpacking, compiling, and installing
       conquest, as well as information  on  terminfo  requirements  (for  the
       curses client) and other system specific issues.

       See  README.cygwin  for  information  on  building/using conquest on MS
       Windows systems.

       See HISTORY for the latest news and modification history.

       See CONQINIT.TXT  for  information  on  CQI,  and  the  format  of  the
       conqinitrc and texturesrc files.


       Copyright  (C)1994-2006  by  Jon  Trulson  <>  under the
       ARTISTIC License.

       Original VAX/VMS Ratfor Conquest:

       Copyright (C)1983-1986 by Jef Poskanzer and Craig Leres.  Permission to
       use,  copy,  modify, and distribute this software and its documentation
       for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided  that  this
       copyright   notice   appear   in  all  copies  and  in  all  supporting
       documentation. Jef Poskanzer and Craig Leres  make  no  representations
       about  the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided
       "as is" without express or implied warranty.