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How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:36 am UTC
by Chris Dude70
Hey.

At my highschool, we are about to begin setting up and maintaining a small network in out IT class.

So, I was wondering, (hopefully you get what im going on about here) are there any interesting things I can do with the network? Stuff that will entertain
my classmates and possibly be educational at the same time?
I would prefer that suggestions dont involve doing any serious damage to any of the computers involved, as I don't think my teacher would be too happy with me destroying things.

As far as I know, we will be running windows XP.
There will be 13 desktop computers and a single server.
I am still unsure if we will be connected to the internet. Probably not.
We will not be on the schools main network.

So yeah, thanks :)

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:58 pm UTC
by wigglyworm91
Probably your best bet is just to install Quake III: Arena on all of the computers.

Or AoE.

Or StarCraft.

^^^ All of the above run off of a flat *.exe.

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:01 pm UTC
by hall2k
Install so many LEDs in the cabling that it looks like a Muse concert? (As a side note, 3/8/2010 was fucking amazing! Time of my life, for sure.)

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
by Chris Dude70
Yeah, we already have Halo CE and Counterstrike lined up to "test" the network. :lol:

Might look into a few more games.

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:25 am UTC
by hintss
Armagetron AD
officepoltiergeist
winchat
if there is a common network share, i could write a batch file that communicate by it
ping frenzy!
make every computer a server, then forget which has which

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:43 am UTC
by phillipsjk
Install a packet sniffer so you can watch the packets go by on the wire?

If you are using a cheap switch, force it into HUB mode by flooding it with bogus Ethernet frames from different MAC addresses?

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:15 am UTC
by hintss
make all computers servers, name each one a computername completely unrelated to its purpose

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:35 am UTC
by Moo
Is there a network printer? Depending on the make, there are some fun scripts readily googlable (that is a word now, I decided) that allows you to change the status message on the display. My favourites are "Out of Paper" (regardless of paper status, drives people nuts) and "++Out of cheese error++".

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
by Ended
Moo wrote:Is there a network printer? Depending on the make, there are some fun scripts readily googlable (that is a word now, I decided) that allows you to change the status message on the display. My favourites are "Out of Paper" (regardless of paper status, drives people nuts) and "++Out of cheese error++".

Don't forget PC LOAD LETTER :)

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
by joeframbach
PRINTER ON FIRE?

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:48 pm UTC
by Bhelliom
Make sure that Windows Messenger service is running on all the machines so you can have fun with the NET SEND command.

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:20 pm UTC
by Chris Dude70
Ok,
I got officepoltiergeist, this ones going to be fun.

Searching google for packet sniffers.

Yes, we do have a printer, I will find out what model tomorow.

This will be fun!

:twisted:

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:50 am UTC
by Eseell
Wireshark is the packet sniffer you want. It's relatively novice-friendly.

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:56 pm UTC
by hintss
i agree.

wireshark FTW!!

Re: How to amuse my IT class.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
by phillipsjk
I didn't suggest Wireshark because when I was introduced to it, it was called "Etherreal" and I couldn't remember if Wireshark was the current name or not.