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Subject: [gopher] Re: Gopher server on shared host
From: JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 18:09:49 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

JumpJet runs on a Windows server (Port 70) at VPSLAND.  Have never had a 
problem with the service.  In fact, because Gopher requires so few resources, I 
deleteted huge chuncks of the Windows and Internet Tools "garbage" that they 
give you for free to entice you to there service, and I got back several 
hundred MB of disk space for Gopher file storage use.
Brandon Poder <xythonix@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>> Any recommendations for a Gopher server to run in a shared Linux hosting
>> environment?
>> We're on DreamHost PS (, so can run processes,
>> but do not have root access. I've looked at some of the gopher servers on
>> offer and a recommendation would be helpful. Thanks!
> The primary problem you will have is running a process on port 70. If your
> package allows you to bind port numbers that low through some sort of
> trusted method, and you have your own IP, there should be no problem.
> If you cannot bind port 70, you can still run a server on a high port
> number such as 7070. How you would do this depends on the server package
> you use. The primary issue there is that Mozilla is hardcoded to only use
> port 70, part of the thing that OverbiteFF seeks to change (speaking of
> which, there will be a new OverbiteFF release later tonight -- more shortly).
I find it odd that you do not have root access on a shared host. I 
currently run two separate VPS servers that are remotely hosted via Xen 
that both allow full root access and all major ports and the ability for 
multiple ip's for an extra dollar per month. I use VPS Land and NDC 
Host both allowing full control over your VPS. The prices are 
reasonable I actually prefer NDC host over VPS Land but I required two 
separate servers for Python network development that would allow for 
rapid data transmission between the two servers.


You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster Total 
Access, No Cost.

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