statico.link / ianl.link short URLs
Why? I wanted an easy way to paste URLs that I use and share a lot.
How? This started as a simple NGINX redirect map like this because I already run NGINX for other things and wanted the simplest thing possible. Then people wanted an index page, and then the ipdata.co free API stopped working, so I made it a tiny service that would parse the existing config file.
What else? The site is marked noindex, nofollow to prevent crawling. Redirects are sent with a
Referrer-Policy: unsafe-url header for reasons that I think sounded smart at the time but I'm too lazy to look up right now.
Link configuration file
Keys should be whole words. The server strips all hyphens from the key so that you can add a link like
foobarbaz https://... ; and then paste
https://your.links/foo-bar-baz into chat to make it more readable.
The link config file is a simple file full of lines in this format, which is compatible with NGINX for the above historical reasons:
<key> <url> ;
Or, for links you want to work but don't want to list on the page,
<key> <url> ; # private
Configure the following env vars either through Docker or a
.env file or whatever:
PORT- Port number to listen on, defaults to 5000
IPDATA_KEY- Get an API key from https://dashboard.ipdata.co/api.html
LINKS_CONF- Path to the links config file (see above)
BASE_URL- Base URL like
TITLE- Title to appear on the page
DESCRIPTION- Byline to appear on the page
GITHUB_URL- Link to this page
Get a recent Node.js and Yarn and run:
$ yarn install $ yarn global add nodemon $ nodemon
$ docker build . --tag ghcr.io/statico/statico.link