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Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:29 pm

So, I just want to announce something that will be available to use (as end-user) first and maybe as a download package later. WTWRP and me are working hard on developing and testing it.

Im talking about a web interface which makes you abled to:
* Start BZFS (with several options and saving those)
* Stop BZFS
* List running BZFS
* Add/Remove/Edit Group/User/Ban/Report Databases
* Upload/Delete Maps
* Upload/Delete Plugins

the hoster can set parameters:
* Maximum ammount of running BZFS
* Maximum ammount saved configs
* Maximum ammount of Group/User/Ban/Report Databases, Maps and Plugins (seperated)
* User Name (IMPORTANT!)

You need the username for use with more than one user having an WBZFSM environment. It guaranteeds that a user only can see his own BZFS'! (otherwise he would be abled to see all BZFS and stop them!)

So we are testing and bugfixing this at the moment.
It will be available as "Extended Free Hosting" in a few weeks, i hope. (You'll find that on the WTWRP-Homepage).
If its secure and stable we are going to release it (as a .tar.gz-file, but thats future dreams).

Security Informations:
We know that it's insecure to run bzfs as the webserver user (which probably is called "www-data"). That for we will start the servers as the user "bzfs" which has to be created. You also need to edit /etc/sudoers.

So actual requirements for WBZFSM are:
* Unix based operating system or compatible
* Sudo
* BZFS binary at /usr/games/ (so you can start bzfs via /usr/games/bzfs)
* Apache2 (or equal) with PHP installed

I will post in here when we are ready to rent out free WBZFSM hostings!

Screenshots are at the following linke (i know it does not look tough yet (although its already RC2), but it works!):
http://www.wtwrp.de/en/node/21 (English)
http://www.wtwrp.de/node/19 (German)

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Edit September 2016:
To anyone digging this horrible project up in the modern ages, there is a download at viewtopic.php?p=172409#p172409
But I strongly suggest you look elsewhere for all your BZFS web managing needs.
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Post by Cobra_Fast » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:52 pm

So we now got to the following state:
Core: Release Candidate 3 (RC3)
Style: Release Candidate 2 (RC2)

I now think it's ready for end-user testing!
This means:
I will now offer three such WBZFSM based hosting packs (of course free!), for system testing. So if you got such a package you have to PM or E-Mail me about problems or improvements (even if you say everything's fine).

So if you want to have such a great chance to test this new system just PM or E-Mail ( wbzfsm@wtwrp.de ) me!
You also can use the contact form on http://www.wtwrp.de/en/contact
Of course it's free!

Of course you have full functionality and you are allowed (pleased) to run public servers!
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Post by Cobra_Fast » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:19 pm

Hey good news!
Web BZFS Manager RC4 released!!!

You can download it here: http://www.wtwrp.de/en/node/21

Or if undecided try the demo here: http://www.wtwrp.de/wbzfsm_demo/


The download is a .tar.gz

After unzipping and uploading you will find setup instructions at the page "setup.php" (e.g. http://myhost.com/wbzfsm/setup.php)

IT'S UNDER GPL (GNU Public License)!
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Post by Quicksilver » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:43 am

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Post by SkillDude » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Very nice you guys, well done. Will help make alot of admin interfaces more useful! Kudos to you two!

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Re: Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:18 pm

The Web BZFS Manager just went into the second round.
The new release will be named "Web BZFS Manager for BZFlag 3.0" or short "WBZFSMfBZF3" or just call it "WBZFSM 2".

The new version will be completely new with 0% of the old code used because i learned much and dont want to optimize old code. Always do something new :slick:

WBZFSMfBZF3 will support the following versions of BZFS:
* BZFS 2.0.xx
* BZFS 3.x (maybe 2.99.x - who knows)

The minimum requirements are now:
* Apache2 with PHP5
* Possibility to change file and directory permissions
* Any supported BZFS
* Sudo
* Shell access for PHP

Recommended we add:
* Any Database supported by the PHP Data Object (PDO) (usually MySQL but also SQLite, Oracle, ODBC, Informix, Firebird, pgSQL, ...)

Features (+) | Fixes (%) | Removes (-):
+ Configuration Drafts
+ Better launch form, and more launch options
+ User Administration and Session System
% Detection of running BZFS fixed (some distributions had problems), additional:
+ Use of PID-Files
- The old design :wink:

When i'm done with it before the release of BZFlag 3.0 I will release a version supporting the current 2.0 release. (maybe I add support for the current 2.99 as experimental - who knows)

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Re: Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by joevano » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:10 pm

2.99 is what will be 3.0..
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Re: Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:31 pm

But on 2.99 still work is done, so 2.99 could differ from 3.0.
So if there are differences i have to release an update to make WBZFSM work with 3.0, its just more work and I am lazy.

Though I will work with 2.99 until 3.0 is released to prepare.

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Re: Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by Anxuiz » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:48 am

Okay, I downloaded this and I have to say it's pretty nice :)

A few things I've noticed:

-The php files need another statement at the beginning: "error_reporting(~E_NOTICE);". The pages get all sorts notice spam if the server is set up to display all errors ;)
-This program will run on Windows. It only needs a few modifications in exec.php. I can work with you if you'd like to make this available on Windows :)

Keep up the good work,

Yassen

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Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:12 pm

Thank You!
I will build in the error-reporting code in the coming release.
If there is anyone who runs BZFS on Windows Server (I dont expect that) i think about working together with you because I have no idea of Windows. :)

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Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM) Development Status Update

Post by Cobra_Fast » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:16 pm

I'm almost done with my work, read further here: http://www.wtwrp.de/node/51

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Post by macsforme » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:29 pm

The WTWRP server appears to be down. Any idea when these services will be made available again?

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Post by blast » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:09 am

That post you linked to is from 4 months ago...
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Re: Web BZFS Manager (WBZFSM)

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:19 pm

The WTWRP.de services are down because of security reasons.
Everything will be back up within the next week (i hope).

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