Writing start up scripts for competitions

A good start up script for a competition has the following properties:

  • Is project and experiment agnostic - it takes project and experiment names as arguments from command line. This enables scaling and portability.
  • Limits access to specific experiment's nodes to red/blue team or removes access to all teams
  • Installs needed software
  • Starts scoring
  • Makes any changes persist through reboots
  • Ends up with node reboot

Please start from our sample script with these features and version it to satisfy your needs.


Don't forget to make your script executable