[bf1942] Off Topic Admin Question

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Fri Jul 25 14:19:45 EDT 2003

I think it would be simpler to create a CGI script to create 
ServerSettings.con for them.

Teaching people vi against their will is not too rewarding...been there, 
done that!

At 12:59 PM 7/25/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Yes, their biggest problem is editing the ServerSettings.con and/or starting
>a server with the +config example.con.  I have spent several hours now
>trying to teach them how to change these settings but it's alot of work
>having to teach them how to do it from login, through the directory
>structure, killing the process to stop server, and the different commands
>that 'vi' uses, and then restarting the server.  I absolutely cannot wait
>for something web based to come out.... I almost think this will be the only
>way to make these people happy.  I will be waiting patiently and thankyou
>for the quick replies.  That's what makes this list admirable to say the
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve" <steve at evenground.org>
>To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
>Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 12:01 PM
>Subject: Re: [bf1942] Off Topic Admin Question
> > you can do it pretty effectively if they can at least grasp the
> > ServerSettings.ini.  If they can edit that, then use CTFE kicker or
> > Remote Admin tools, they can pretty much run it from there.   The only
> > issue is completely restarting the server and that can be accomplished
> > scripts that watch for the game process..  if it ever dies, restart the
> > game.    That way the user can kill the game from the console in game or
> > via remote console and it will restart.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> > At 11:49 AM 7/25/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > >I know this is way off topic.  But, has anyone developed or thought of a
> > >to admin a BF Linux server for the non-saavy Linux folks.... maybe a web
> > >interface or webmin module.  I have people that are very happy with the
> > >Linux servers performance they just can't grasp the command line admin
> > >of the house and they are planning to request the Windows server once
> > >I would absolutely hate for this to happen.
> >
> >

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