#Sinatra URL shortener.
Go is a super simple Sinatra URL shortener for use behind the firewall.
Most companies soon start to build up a fair number of internal URLs, and it can often be tricky remembering these all. This especially difficult when somebody new joins the company.
Go is a simple solution to this problem. Once installed you could point
http://go/wiki, for example, to your company's internal wiki.
- Shortens URLs
- OpenSearch integration & autocomplete
- Navigate to 'go' to create/remove shortcuts
- Dynamic parameter substitution
- Hit counts
- Open source
The first time you run go, remember to copy the example database config to the right place:
`cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml`
bundle install rake db:migrate rackup
The idea is that users can type
go/mail in their browser, and be forwarded
to the relevant destination. You can make 'go' resolve in one of two ways.
Set the 'Search Domains' part of Network Settings (preferred method). You can do this at a company wide level, or on individual machines. These domains are searched when resolving urls. For example, you could set a 'Search Domain' to be
mycompany.local, and then create the CNAME
go.mycompany.local. Then, 'go' would always resolve to whatever server the CNAME points to.