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Server reservation cgiby logan (Curate)
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logan has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a deceptively simple assignment, and I'm looking for a simple answer. I need to write a cgi for reserving unix servers. It's a simple chunk of code: display the list of machines and their particulars (free/busy, OS, current user, reservation dates), and allow people to check out a server for a specific time period if it's free.
Now, I'm by no means averse to writing it myself, as it doesn't seem like a difficult project. The thing I'm wondering is if it's been done before. I've done some searches in the usual places (CPAN, Sourceforge, etc), and found some large complex systems that are overkill for the task, but I can't seem to find a simple solution.
A cgi for reserving time on servers seems like the kind of project that's been done a hundred times before, and I see no reason to reinvent the wheel. Can anyone point me towards some code?