[DECtalk] DecTalk Archive hosting

Brandon Tyson brandongold98 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 15:45:37 EDT 2017


As for BT Sync, I'm not sure that's active anymore. Users are
reporting no peers are being found on any folder.

Has anyone else seen this?



On 10/9/17, Jayson Smith <jaybird at bluegrasspals.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I host the DECtalk mailing list on a CentOs server hosted by Linode.com.
> They provide virtual private servers. A virtual private server is
> basically a slice of a real, physical server which has been set aside
> for your use. You have your own IP address and complete Root access to
> your virtual private server, just as if it was a real, physical server.
> The mailing list is hosted by software called Mailman.
> I have no idea if anyone's actually hosting the DECtalk archive on the
> web, but I do still have the BT Sync key for it, though I don't think
> there's been anything new in quite a while.
> No, I don't use any control panel software. You do need to be willing to
> learn about Linux system administration if you want to go the Linode route.
> Hope this helps,
> Jayson
> On 10/8/2017 4:26 AM, Ulysses Harmony Garcia via Dectalk wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I remember someone telling me about the DECtalk archive back in
>> 2008-2010, or perhaps I found it through the DECtalk site Brandi and
>> Louis Bryant of BrailleSoft had linked. Since that point on, I
>> remember downloading various DECtalk files made by other artists. I
>> don't remember how exactly I heard about the actual FTP version which
>> had HTaccess files in Apache. I think I remember doing a Google search
>> back in 2013 that had led up to me finding out about
>> Bluegrass Pals or something, and I ended up subscribing to this list.
>> Since then, I was able to download the entire DECtalk archive onto my
>> hard drive when one of the list members put it up on their BT Sync
>> folder. That was back in 2014. Since then, I haven't kept up to date
>> with the archive, so I don't know if any files have been added,
>> edited, or removed. The only copy I have is one I had kept on my
>> external hard drive. I've organised it a little bit, removing any
>> duplicate files or renaming some files to something that would make
>> more sense.
>> I've done most of the work on my own. I first began with a Windows
>> virtual private server at http://www.vps.net/ but I was not able to set
>> up the web server, database server and PHP to work on-line, except
>> through Localhost. I wasn't able to use Internet Information Services
>> IIS either, so I gave up and cancelled my server. Fortunately, I kept my
>> account active, so I could come back to it when I wasn't overwhelmed.
>> As primarily being an extroverted person, I get energy from working with
>> other people rather than working alone, yet for some reason, I've
>> encountered a lot of people who think that being too dependent on others
>> was a bad thing, that being completely independent was the best way to
>> go. I disagree with that. I mean, I can see why some people wouldn't
>> want to be too dependent on others for fear of taking too much of
>> someone's time or being too clingy, etc, or taking advantage of said
>> person, but I also believe that there needs to be a balance in helping
>> others and being self-reliable. This is where interdependence comes in.
>> So in September, I finally found a fellow who turned out to be someone I
>> knew by reputation, and he offered to spend his free time in helping me
>> out, especially since he has had plenty of experience in working with
>> virtual private servers and web hosting. By that time, I was a little
>> more knowledgeable to talk to others on this form about this topic.
>> http://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?id=23002
>> I told him a little bit of what I've hoped to accomplish, and what I
>> have done so far, and how much experience I've already had. In 2010
>> through 2013, I worked on building an HTML 4.1 and 5 project in high
>> school using Notepad, and in 2013, I used CSS 3 to enhance it when I
>> took a college class in web development.
>> What I would like to do at this point is learn about any previous
>> setup anyone here on this list has used to host the DECtalk archive.
>> From my understanding, since there is a mailing list, I am curious to
>> know if it is being hosted by Cpanel on CentOS, since Cpanel is not
>> supported on an Ubuntu VPS, or if this list is being hosted by a
>> shared hosting company that won't let you access the server using an
>> SSH client like Putty or Secure CRT--they only let you use FTP or SFTP
>> to upload and download files. If someone has used an FTP server on a
>> VPS, did you use Samba or some other kind of FTP package? I am
>> interested in hosting the DECtalk archive and link it to my web site
>> or WordPress site.
>> If anyone has any suggestions or answers to my question I would
>> greatly appreciate it.
>> Thanks! :-)
>> -Ulysses
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