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UnGateway is a system that provides additional methods for server administration. It's a base system that can easily be extended to support additional protocols.

At the moment it provides a Telnet server with VT102 terminal emulation, it behaves much like the Bash shell. The telnet server has been tested with the Linux telnet client and a MS Windows telnet client: PuTTY. The MS Telnet client that comes with every MS Windows version also works, but it's advised to use a different telnet client (like PuTTY, free software).

Security notice: the telnet protocol is plain text, there is no form of encryption. On the side note: the UT2004 webadmin does not have any better protection.

Additionally from version 102 beta the IRC daemon is also functional. The IRC server works pretty much like any other IRC server, so a normal IRC client should work. Not every function of the IRC protocol has been implemented, but at the moment it's functional.




Copy the .u and .int files to the System directory. Add the following to your system configuration (UT2004.ini):


This is all you need to install the system. Now you will have to configure the interfaces and applications.



Applications contain the commands you can enter into the system. There are a couple of application included with the system. To install a application to have to add it to the application list of the GatewayDaemon in the system configuration:

ApplicationClasses=<application class 1>
ApplicationClasses=<application class 2>

You can add as many application classes as you want.

The following application classes are included with the system:

class name description
UnGateway.GAppDebug Contains debug commands, there's no need to install this application
UnGateway.GAppDefault Contain default commands like "help" and "quit"
UnGateway.GAppCron Provides a cron daemon to program commands to be executed at a set time.
UGUT2004.GAppSystem Provides general system commands for UT2004, like shutdown and servertravel
UGUT2004.GAppSettings Contains commands to change settings and maplists

For an overview of all available commands and some additional information checkt the UnGateway-help.html file


Out of the box UnGateway doesn't do much. You need to configure interfaces and applications that are available. To add an interface add the following to your system configuration:

InterfaceClasses=<interface class 1>
InterfaceClasses=<interface class 2>

The following interface classes are available:

class name description
UnGateway.GITelnetd Telnet server, emulates a VT102 terminal server
UnGateway.GIIRCd IRC server

Other options

Besides the interfaces and the applications you can also change the following setting. However, most of these don't require any changes.

CmdAliases=(alias="reboot",command="shutdown now \"restarting the server, please return in a couple of second\"")
CmdAliases=(alias="p",command="players %@")
This sets the log verbosity. It's a binary list of flags: Error = 1; Warning = 2; Info = 4; Event = 8; Debug = 128. You probably only want to set the Error flag and maybe the Warning flag.
This is the authentication system used to authenticate the logins. The system comes with one system UnGateway.GAuthSystem, this will just used the UT2004's AccessControll class to validate the logins.
This will allow you to create aliases for certain commands. You can have as many aliases as you want, you can only use real commands in the command value of the alias. Aliases have a higher priority than the actual commands. these aliases are system wide, so every user can use these aliases. By default no aliases have been configured.

General interface configuration

Each interface has the following configuration options. Additional configuration options may be available per interface. ( [UnGateway.GITelnetd] , [UnGateway.GIIRCd] )

The TCP port to listen on for incoming connections. By default the built-in interfaces have not configured any listen port. So you will have to set them up correctly before you start the server.
If the listen port is already in use, use the next available port to bind to. It's adviced to set this value to false.
The maximum number of clients allowed. If the max has been reached, new clients will be denied.
This controlls from which IP mask client may or may not connect from. The default policy is to accept clients from any IP mask. The order of the AccessPolicy is important, the last match has the final ruling.
The hostmask can contain the following wildcards: * = zero or more matches; ? = one single character.
The policy can either be AP_Allow or AP_Deny

Application configuration

Some applications have configurable options. Unless stated otherwise, all configurations belong in the system configuration.


the Cron daemon class, no need to change this


Crontab=(Command="somecommand",Type=EC_Delay,Time="5",Desc="added by Admin",bDisabled=False)
The dummy client used to capture the output of commands. No need to change this
The cron configuration. You can add as many cron entries as you want.
field description
Command the command to execute
Type EC_Delay or EC_Time
Time time configuration, format depends on the value of Type.
Desc description
bDisabled when true the command will never be executed
The command will be executed after set number of minutes after the level has been loaded.
The command will be executed when the set time has been reached.
Time field format
5 fields: minute hour day month day_of_week
minute: 0-59
hour: 0-23
day: 0-31
month: 0-11
day_of_week: 0-6
A * can be used as wild card. Optionally each field can have a divider for re-occurance: val/div. For example a field has the value: "0/5". This means that it will match: time % div == val -> time % 5 == 0. If time is minutes then it will match every 5 minutes, 1/5 will also match every 5 minutes, except that it's the 2nd minute of every 5 minutes, 5/5 will never match. A wildcard in a divider will be changed to 0: * /5 -> 0/5, 0/ * -> 0/0 (never matches)


only log errors
use and external log file
Log filename to use. The following formatting rules are accepted:
%P server port
%Y year
%M month
%D day
%H hour
%I minute
%S second
%W day of the week

Interface configuration

Most interfaces (or it's client handlers) have additional configuration options.


No additional configuration options for the interface. But the client handler has some options.


CommandPrompt="%username%@%computername%:~$ "
The command prompt format. The following replacements can be used:
%username%, %computername%, %hostname%, %hostaddress%, %clientaddress%
The maximum login tries before the connection is closed.
the number of seconds to wait before the user can try to log in.
Number of seconds to wait before a user can try to log in again. this prevents brute forcing a password.
Disable authentication completely. You should not do this, it will allow everybody to login without a username and password.
The pager is the automatic scroll feature that allows users to scroll up or down when a command output is more than could fit on the screen.
Save each user's command history to the UnGateway.ini file. This will add some useless overhead during login and logout.
The class to spawn for saving\loading the command history
The intial chat mode. With full chat mode everything the user enters will be a chat command. With partial chat only part of the screen is reserved for messages and only when the user uses the say command it will be considerd as a chat message.
CM_Disabled Disabled
CM_Full Full chat mode
CM_Partial Partial chat mode
When logged in you can use the following commands to change the chat mode: Alt+c toggle partial chat mode Alt+C full chat mode
Note: instead of Alt the Esc can be used
Show the message of the day
The Messsage Of The Day.


No additional configuration options for the interface. But the client handler has some options.


Show the message of the day on login
if set the user must login with a valid username and password when they register
Maximum Channels a user can join
Allow channel creation. It's strongly adviced not to enable this
The message of the day. You can use the following replacements: %hostname%, %channels%


Ofcourse each interface work differently.


Any telnet client should work with the telnet server, however for MS Window I advise you to use the free client PuTTY. It's much better than the standard MS Telnet client.

The rest of the system works pretty much like a GNU BASH shell. Here's an overview of all special keyboard commands:

key description
backspace delete the previous character
tab perform tab completion to complete the current command.
Note: currently this only works for the commands, not the command parameters
Alt+c toggle partial chat mode
Alt+C enter full chat mode. to exit the full chat mode press Ctrl+D
Ctrl+A move the cursor to the beginning of the line
Ctrl+D delete the next character, on an empty line: logout
Ctrl+E move the cursor to the end of the line
Ctrl+K cut the text from the cursor to the end of the line to the clipboard
Ctrl+Y paste the current clipboard buffer
Arrow down scroll forward in the history
Arrow left move the cursor to the left
Arrow right move the cursor to the right
Arrow up scroll back in the history

By default the internal pager is enbaled. This means if a command shows more information that you have room on your screen it will start the pager that will allow you to scroll up (PageUp) and scroll down (PageDown) to view all data. To exit the pager either press Ctrl+C or Q.


The IRC server works pretty much like any other IRC server. However not all functionality is has been implemented. By default two channels are created, the game channel and the admin channel (&Admin). The name of the game channel is contructed from the server's IP and port. By default the available IRC channels are listed in the MOTD, otherwise you can use the /list command to list all available channels.

Game channel

The game channel is much like a normal IRC channel, by default everything you say will be said on the server, and vice versa. The players in the game join and part this channel automatically.

Admin channel (&Admin)

The admin channel is a special channel (and only local on a server) where you can enter the UnGateway commands. These commands have to be prefixed with a . (a period). Commands not prefixed with a . will just be said on the admin channel, other IRC admins logged in on this channel will also see this.

The admin channel is only available to logged in admins.

Logging in

There are two ways you can log in. If you specify a password during login the system will automatically try to log you in as an admin. If you don't specify a password you will log in as a normal user.

To log in as an admin you will have to use the /oper command.

When you are logged in as an IRC Oper/Admin you will be able to join the Admin channel, and you can see the complete user details when using /whois.


TODO: This part needs to be finished
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