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Metaserver for Pioneers.

February 24, 2013
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pioneers-metaserver - metaserver for Pioneers


pioneers-metaserver [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 play‐ ers 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 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.


The default settings of the metaserver can be influenced with the following three environ‐ ment 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.


/usr/share/games/pioneers/*.game Game definitions


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


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 graphi‐ cal programs for a complete list of contributing authors.


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