1. the parser
The parser reads a linear sequence of commands. Most commands update
properties of a global internal state. The special command "create"
takes the current global state and creates a service.
Command syntax is key=value. Commands are coming from a file
(one command per line) or from a command line argument (-c key=value).
The actual commands are documented in design.txt
Command create takes the current global state and sets up a service;
the name (ID) of the service is the value of the command. As a side effect
cmd and arg are deleted from the global state - this means
they have to be specified before each create.
3.1. echo service
Create a process that listens on localhost:4242 and echoes anything
written to it. Allow only one instance in parallel.
3.2. echo service - IP filtering
Create a process that listens on 4242 and echoes anything
written to it. Allow three instances in parallel, accept clients
from 127.0.0.1 only.
3.3. redirect monitoring messages to file
Make minetd copy all monitoring messages to the stdin of a process
that then saves them to a file. This is achieved by setting the protocol to monitor, which
is a virtual service. Monitoring messages also end up on
stdout as normally.
arg=-c [cat > LOG1]
3.4. shell wrapper
Minetd doesn't try to switch user or set ulimit for the process. The policy
is that minetd concentrates on networking and everything else is up to the
user. The recommended approach is wrapping the service in a shell script that
sets up the environment. This obviously can be achieved using an shell script
file that is then specified in the cmd command, but also can be done
"in-line". The following example demonstrates how to specify a short
shell script in the config. The change the script does in the environment
affects CWD. Note how  is used to protect words in arg.
arg=-c [cd /tmp && ls && sleep 1 && ls -l]