REDbot is lint for HTTP resources.
It checks HTTP resources for feature support and common protocol problems. You can use the public instance on https://redbot.org/, or you can install it locally and use it on the command line, or even self-host your own Web checker.
Your ideas, questions and other contributions are most welcome. See CONTRIBUTING.md for details.
REDbot requires Python 3.9 or greater.
The recommended method for installing REDbot is using
pipx. To install the latest release, do:
pipx install redbot
Or, to use the most development version of REDbot, run:
pipx install git+https://github.com/mnot/redbot.git
Both of these methods will install the following programs into your pipx binary folder:
redbot- the command-line interface
redbot_daemon- Web interface as a standalone daemon
REDbot can run as a standalone service, managed by systemd. This offers a degree of sandboxing and resource management, as well as process monitoring (including a watchdog function).
To do this, install REDbot on your system with the
systemd option. For example:
pipx install redbot[systemd]
extra/redbot.service into the appropriate directory (on most systems,
Modify the file appropriately; this is only a sample. Then, as root:
> systemctl reload-daemon
> systemctl enable redbot
> systemctl start redbot
By default, REDbot will listen on localhost port 8000. This can be adjusted in
config.txt. Running REDbot behind a reverse proxy is recommended, if it is to be exposed to the Internet.
If you want to allow people to save test results, create the directory referenced by the 'save_dir' configuration variable, and make sure that it's writable to the REDbot process.
docker run --rm -p 8000:8000 ghcr.io/mnot/redbot
podman run --rm -p 8000:8000 ghcr.io/mnot/redbot