Services Proposal

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This is a proposal for a revamped BZFlag services system (list server, BZFlag forum, and website) by AAA. Post comments on the Discussion page

Features[edit]

Minimum Requirements[edit]

The BZFlag global service requires the following minimum features (and example):

  • Redundancy or distributed system for minimal failure (geographical distribution)
  • Internal authentication system common to all services
  • Ability to list servers
    • Player tracking (Who is where)
    • Players on the server
    • Team sizes (max and current)
    • Custom server status info (Game timer, game status)
    • Restricting server visibility by global group (advertise)
    • Get org names from the group manager for client sorting
    • Server version
  • Forum with common authentication
  • Wiki with common authentication
  • Token store with common authentication, for authenticating users to 3rd parties
  • Backwards compatibility in some way with 1.10.x and 2.0.x

Proposed features[edit]

  • Encrypted logins (by the BZFlag client and/or weblogin)
  • Registration in the client
  • Server Push for stats with replication of current data to an API query page for external sites
  • Anon usage profile data storage from clients for devs.
  • Knowing if the server requests global auth or not (reg bit to tell people to reg)
  • Global group management

Considerations[edit]

  • Lightweight where possible

Other services[edit]

  • Image/texture uploading and hosting