man xlart () - interactive X interface to rlart(1)


xLart - interactive X interface to rlart(1)




xLart is an interactive X11-based interface to the rlart(1) off-line lart spooler. xLart uses the lartd - if lartd is not running when xLart is started, xLart will start it and send an autolart to the members of wheel (not including root). xLart utilises xfaces and Drag-and-Drop to allow playing admins to either drag lusers onto larts or vice versa. Points are accrued for each successful lart deployment, and scores written to /var/account/lart/interactive.

xLart makes use of several basic larts, and as more points are accrued (or as the lusers become harder to lart) other, more capable larts are made available. The basic larts are:

			Filleting knife
			10lb Sledgehammer
			Beretta 9mm
			un-set concrete
			tommy gun

Of course, since xlart is only distributed in source form, site-dependent larts may be designed, implemented and used by the relevant BOFH or sysmangler.

The highest level of play also allows for the use of the atomic lart (lat and long must be specified, but some help is given by the program) and the psychological lart (old-style lobotomy, Electro-convulsive shock therapy, extreme aversion therapy and drug cocktails). The psychological lart needs to be used over several rounds, due to its non-instantaneous nature.

The vanilla installation of xLart requires a configuration file list of larts to be added at certain point intervals. A slightly more interesting installation makes use of the xface library to provide that personal touch when larting lusers. The most interesting variant of xLart is to not only use xfaces but also to describe a building layout (similar to loderunner) with levels and interior descriptions. This variant allows several admins/BOFHen to play simultaneously, competing against each other to see how many lusers they can lart in a given time period (say until local police units arrive) or before ammunition runs out.



					- lart capability database 
					- xface for lusername 
					- small iconic image of lartname


lartcap(5), lac(8), lartd(8) and rlart(1)


None found yet, but who really cares?


James McPherson