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registrars is a Pomf clone/rewrite, written in Golang (tested with version 1.9), powering It implements the Pomf standard, including all output types.

No database is required to run registrars, nor are there any special account features. Files can be uploaded, with a "timeout", and registrars will delete them automatically as soon as this time passes.

Build and run

Short overview (assuming Go and bindata):

git clone
go generate
go build -v

Two directories will be created, if not already existing, to store uploads (hdir and udir). udir contains all the files with the file names, as they should be downloaded from the server, while hdir contains the files named after the hash value of it's content. Every file in udir links to a file in hdir.

To specify which port and on which address registrars is supposed to listen, set the HOST environmental variable as follows:

HOST="" ./registrars

If one wishes, it is also possible to only specify the port (eg. :25330) or the interface (eg. localhost,, ...). By default registrars uses port 80 for root, and port 8080 for everyone else.

Registrars takes one optional argument, specifying the "upload directory" (not to be confused with udir). This argument tells the program how to create links. Use this if you host your files with a separate server.

Auto-deleting files

When starting the server, registrars tries to read in file records fron the stdin. These specify when which file will have to delete itself, and look like this:

1518849646	ucolui.png	e66eobrixwip7kns7g3qqkuzzcmq6ogc
1518849720	rgocpy.png	zowip4ko232ojfewwwqfkek3kkwppcc2
1518854731	blycoa.png	iooo5om239ojqlyofie9mfiwo9abawei

The two fields are separated by a tab, with the first field containing the a Unix timestamp signifying when to delete the file and the second one the to be deleted file, found in udir.

To prevent hashfiles from being deleted, set the envvar KEEPHF to a non-zero string.


registrars was entirely written from scratch, and is in the public domain (See LICENSE).

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