Our LAN (bong)
IntraLAN is an Intranet system written to help people
run their LANparty. IntraLAN started out as
, but we decided to all but start from scratch (the sound daemon is
still mostly original)
The whole system is written in
and as such is reasonably portable and fairly easy to work with. Ive
utilised both CGI and Text::Templates to make my life and to make customisation
easier. Initially IntraLAN used SSI with perl scripts in a cgi-bin however
we are/have moved to just perl scripts written to work in (but not exclusively
I recommend running on Linux or FreeBSD, but it should be trivial to
set up on OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris or <insert your favourite unix here>.
I cant imagine it being hard to set up on any OS that has a web server
with some form of perl support and a mysql port.
You should easily be able to convert to PostreSQL, MS-SQL, Oracle or
even MS-Access if their is a DBI perl module for it.
Basically you want Apache+mod_perl and MySQL, you could also get away
with just Apache and MySQL. That said, with a little configuring of IIS
it would be trivial to get it running on IIS with MySQL if you know a bit
IntraLAN has some nice features.
What are they?
Oh you want to know about them? IntraLAN features
a jukebox that will play mp3s using xmms or mpg123. IntraLAN has a private
messaging system, a links section for pointing guests to file updates
etc. A schedule so people know whats happening and a tournaments front
end to help you run tournaments.
Can i see?
IntraLAN features Text::Templates, which is a means that the html side
of things is removed from the database and data parsing. Its easy to modify
the templates and get your own unique look. If you fancy yourself as a
perl programmer, templates will also allow you to do some really neat stuff.
But if you dont, you can easily hack up the basic templates which are little
more than just html!
Sorry i dont have an online example. If someone
volunteers one ill link it.
|You can help IntraLAN out easily
by running IntraLAN and telling us how you went!
We also appreciate people sending in any templates, patches or hacks
you may have come up with.
If IntraLAN has helped, enhanced or added to your LANparty. Then it would
be great if you could budget into your event
a cd from my wish list
and have it shipped to me.
|Maybe a Leech resources list
More work on tournaments.
Purchase food (order pizza etc) via IntraLAN