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readme.md

arkWatcher

arkWatcher is a RESTful API that provides useful information about your ARK:Survival Evolved Server.

Install & Run

First, install and set up ark-server-tools. Check to make sure you're ready to go by running arkmanager status.

Once that's all set, it's pretty simple.

git clone https://github.com/samjhill/arkWatcher.git
node index.js

You should see the following:

listening on port 4730

Now, just navigate to http://localhost:4730/status to see if it's working! The default username and password is admin:admin, which you should change in data/users.htpasswd.

API

/status

Type: GET

Returns the status of the server.

Sample response:

{
"serverRunning":"Yes",
"serverOnline":"Yes",
"serverName":"Puesto - (v218.7)",
"players":"0 / 15",
"serverVersion":"809694"
}

/log

Type: GET

Returns the log from /var/log/arktools/arkserver.log. For now, it is simply broken into pieces by line.

Sample response:

[
"14:43:27: start","/usr/local/bin/arkmanager: line 328: ulimit: open files: cannot modify limit: Operation not permitted",
"[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed."
]

/isUpdated

Type: GET

Returns true if the server is up-to-date, and false otherwise.

Sample response:

true

/systemLoad

Type: GET

Returns the usage of the system's memory and CPU, in 1, 5, and 15 minute averages, respectively.

Sample response:

[0.15234375,0.2236328125,0.2626953125]

/start

Type: POST

Starts the server.

Codes:

201: Started successfully

300: Server is already running

/stop

Type: POST

Stops the server.

Codes:

201: Stopped successfully

300: Server is already stopped

/command

Type: POST

Runs a remote command. Full list of commands can be found here, though as I'm testing, I'm finding that some commands in the list are invalid.

Codes:

200: Command run successfully

300: Server returned no response for the given command

Also returns the message from the server running the command, in plain text format.

Future Work

Add more information in the status command

License

MIT © Sam Hill

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