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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


       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)