When I boot freeciv (in the graphic mode), I receive the message:
Starting local server...
Welcome to the Freeciv version 2.5.6 Server running at Cygnus port 5557.
You are logged in as 'stephen' connected to Stephen.
Established control over the server. You have command access level 'hack'.
I assumed that, on my other computer, to connect to this game that I would enter "Cygnus" and port "5557". For the login, I was unclear what I should enter. I tried "stephen". All that I received was the message: "connection refused".
In trouble shooting this issue, I did find a post that referenced the terminal command "freeciv-server". Executing that terminal command did allow me to set-up (with some difficulty) a multiplayer game on my LAN.
So is the terminal command "freeciv-server" the appropriate method of implementing a multiplayer game?
Or is there a method of entering the correct information on the graphical user interface when you start-up the game?
PS: What does the work 'hack' mean?