What's the use of RCON ?

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What's the use of RCON ?

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Hi,

i've setup this docker image that includes RCON with a dedicated TCP port.

But I can't figure what it does exactly.

Any idea ?

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Re: What's the use of RCON ?

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RCON is used to allow the server to communicate and send commands to the game - for example, some servers will send chat between an external service (eg. Discord) and the server; it can also allow for communication between servers and a variety of other things.
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Re: What's the use of RCON ?

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Could this be used to get external data into the game?

Just for example getting the time from the real world into the game and setting the day/night cycle to mimic the one in the RW?

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Re: What's the use of RCON ?

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To my understanding, yes.

For those who are familiar with it, I'm pretty sure this is how Clusterio works.
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Re: What's the use of RCON ?

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If you host servers, RCON is useful to be able to automate graceful shutdowns.

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