Anyone attending Buckeye, please bring a laptop with wireless capabilities. Just finished up some of the major changes to our team’s new internal network, still installing add-ons, editing themes/headers/footers, and making sure any database or integration errors are fixed. Basically I want to test it at the regional to make sure it’s working, plus I think it’d be somewhat useful. For the event, it’ll most likely be served from my old server tower, near the video feed box (laptop’s being used for Gameday webcast), however, if I have to use the laptop for dual-use it might significantly slow it down. I dunno, haven’t tested it yet. Also, I don’t think any part of the network works on iPhones, PSPs, or other mobile browsers yet. Mobile internet tablets should work, don’t know yet.
Do a search for the “bearcatlounge” wireless network and connect. Past that, I’m trying to work on it automatically sending the user to the necessary computer. If I dont, just type http://servercat into your web browser. Go ahead and sign-up for a user account, no email required, though I think it still asks you. Just use a bogus account, it’ll still take. The whole intranet (sans video archive) uses one login, so it should automatically have you logged in for the rest of the sites. There’s only a few user roles/groups: Guests, Registered User, Scouts, Team Members , Team Admins [964 also]. Don’t post anything you feel is confidential/personal, in case I get hacked or something stupid like that.
Post pics and participate in threads, even if you only go on once, just do something so I know it’s good. Negative/Positive feedback is also welcome.
It’s not meant to be a huge corporate-type network, just a central place for chatting, sharing documents, archiving photos and videos. I introduced it to the core group and they seemed to love it. The main programmer is learning PHP/MySQL pretty fast so he’ll expand it soon. I really don’t expect it to get too technical since the project started off as a boredom-buster. Only took me two full days to get it to this functional point. The hardest part that took me forever was pulling Drupal’s header to use across the network. I’m sure there was an easier way, as I’ve probably got tons of excess code now, but it works.
Technical question: What equipment, configuration, or software would I need to automatically send somebody to the right address, like an access point which requires you to login.
-] Drupal CMS
-] phpBB3 Portal
-] drupal-phpbb3 integration module (phpbb hosts user info/cookies)
-] Coppermine Photo Gallery, bridged to phpbb3
-] AutoIndex PHP script for video downloads (As used by SOAP 108) [Eventually to be changed to a different interface]
-] [Planned] Group calendar and Project Management system
-] [Planned] physically host it at new primary sponsor’s location for use
-] [Planned] DynDNS account for potential public site (TBD)
-] [Planned] TeamSpeak or Ventrilo server software [VoIP]
Thanks in advance,
David Thomas [Team 964]