? Need help getting Postcards from Skyetel working........



  • I have Postcards installed on Ubuntu 19.10, on Hyper-V.

    Getting a "503 Service Temporarily unavailable" message when trying to access its https.

    Can access http://<ip address> just fine from anywhere.

    CANNOT acccess https://<ip address>/backend/admin from anywhere.

    Postcards runs inside a docker and I have never worked with docker before.

    It is likely a Letsencrypt issue, but I cannot locate it to run a manual fetch.

    I'm stumped.



  • when not fully setup to be agnostic and fully contained correctly, docker sucks as a deployment solution.



  • @JaredBusch said in ? Need help getting Postcards from Skyetel working........:

    when not fully setup to be agnostic and fully contained correctly, docker sucks as a deployment solution.

    Yes, I'm learning that. It didn't even have APT installed! I've had to install APT, nano, ping, etc... just to start trouble shooting....

    Sadly, this is the only way to install Postcards. It's a complete package from Skyetel. AND they do not support it...... So sad....

    But when I moved a client from Intermedia to Skyetel/VitalPBX I lost the ability to send SMS as part of their VoIP services. Postcards seems to be one of the only ways for them to use their Skyetel VoIP service. All other options were hugely expensive or through third parties.



  • Well, somehow I got it working without https.

    But, without https, the other party cannot send a txt back and have it show in the Postcard app.

    I had to change the SMS feature at Skyetel to forward the reply to an e-mail account.

    It's not the end of the world because they use it as a one-way sms utility anyway. But I would like to have it working correctly.

    Maybe I'll spend some more time on it tomorrow.



  • @JasGot said in ? Need help getting Postcards from Skyetel working........:

    Yes, I'm learning that. It didn't even have APT installed! I've had to install APT, nano, ping, etc... just to start trouble shooting....

    That's a bit different. APT is a repo tool for DEB files. DEB files are so specific to the OS that they are generally used as part of the OS family description (Debian (DEB) is the parent of the biggest Linux family that includes Mint, Ubuntu, Deepin, etc.) APT is what installs Docker, not the other way around. So the agnosticity of Docker isn't reflected in what you are seeing there. The issue you have there is simply that the BASH script that you are running was written exclusively for the Debian/Ubuntu OS options.



  • @JasGot said in ? Need help getting Postcards from Skyetel working........:

    Postcards seems to be one of the only ways for them to use their Skyetel VoIP service.

    Only "premade" one, it's a POC meant to be a demo of what you can build.



  • @JaredBusch said in ? Need help getting Postcards from Skyetel working........:

    when not fully setup to be agnostic and fully contained correctly, docker sucks as a deployment solution.

    Exactly. It CAN be an amazing tool, when used correct. When not, it is a train wreck.

    TL;DR: Docker is a tool, not the solution.


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