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BZFlag Server 4 You

Post by TheReaper » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:57 pm

Hello,
because of some are looking for a server to host their maps, I decided to host some. At the moment there is place for 5 users. So if ou want a server, write me a PM or directly in this tread.

IMPORTANT: This project costs you nothing. The only thing is that i will be an global admin on all servers.

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Re: BZFlag Server 4 You

Post by Anthony » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:01 pm

wow ive been waiting for somthing like this here is one i made with a conf you will need to configure it to your settings
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Post by macsforme » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:14 pm

You may find it useful to post some of the specifications of your hosting service, such as how much available bandwidth you have, the processor speed and RAM on your machine, and how you plan to configure the servers that you set up.

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Post by Amoeba » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:55 pm

Submitters will get full admin rights on their maps, correct? If they don't, you may have trouble finding people to submit... me for one.

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:01 pm

Amoeba! wrote:Submitters will get full admin rights on their maps, correct? If they don't, you may have trouble finding people to submit... me for one.
I disagree, I think people many that want to see their maps 'out there', but don't have the resources to do so, will like a good service, whether or not they have 'admin' rights.
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Post by TheReaper » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:02 am

Every user gets full admin rights exept of shutting down the server. All my staff to look for the servers will be hidden. Server-details will folllow later.

The configuration is easy.
1. You send me a group and a config file and I will use them. THe only thing I do is change the config that it sticks to the server like the interface or port and add my Owner-Group to the Group-file.

2. When you don't have a config and/or group file I will use one of mine which i will change the way you want the server to be.

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Post by z[h]ero » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:22 pm

A nice service, though additional SSH access would be a really nice and valuable gimmick for some people. (Advantage: The map maker could always download his server-logs, to check the compliance of his server policy to do potentially bans after the event. Secondly, they could always update their settings or maps without the need to always bother you with files)
It's anyway up to you.
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Post by TheReaper » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:26 pm

Well i think my plan for an interface would be great to do this. Cronjobs would restart the servers then wenn any change was made. This checks for changes will run through mysql and every 5th minute. I will write kind of interface this days ;)
My problem with ssh is the access. When I know how to add "virtual" ssh-accounts like a virtual user for proftpd with limited access and this things this would be no problem.

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Post by macsforme » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:49 pm

Giving a large group of people SSH access to your server will likely create a security nightmare, especially if you haven't taken steps to lock down your server. Default Linux server installations (assuming you're running Linux) aren't all that resilient against attacks from users who have login access.

Web-based administration of some kind is a far better option. While there are no such systems that are complete enough for widespread usage right now, there are several that are works-in-progress:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/masterbot
http://labs.tssoftware.net/websvn/listi ... h=%2F&sc=0
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzwa
http://bzflag.svn.sourceforge.net/viewv ... /webadmin/

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Post by TheReaper » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:49 pm

Hm I even thought of writing it by myself.

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Are any spaces still available?

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Post by TheguywholikesLINUX » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:24 pm

If i can change the map and config then i would love a space!!

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Post by fluffy mcduff » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:18 pm

are there spaces? my host is not answering me and i want an alternate dude...

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Post by TheReaper » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Yes there are

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Post by TheguywholikesLINUX » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:23 pm

would i be able to change the map/config file? If i could i would love a space. Thanks :-)
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PLEASE, save me a spot!

Post by Agent West » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:34 am

i'm working on few maps, and would like to have a rotaion server (put new map on every week). so, Reaper, if u r still hosting, please save me a spot.
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