Stream data over http using curl.

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Stream data over http using curl. Hosted at pipeto.me

  • No javascript
  • Go standard library only

Your randomly generated pipe address:

Input example:
    browse to (chrome, firefox): https://pipeto.me/<key>
    curl -T- -s https://pipeto.me/<key>
    hello world<enter>

Pipe example:
    separate terminal: curl -s https://pipeto.me/<key>
    echo hello world | curl -T- -s https://pipeto.me/<key>

File transfer example:
    curl -s https://pipeto.me/<key> > output.txt
    cat input.txt | curl -T- -s https://pipeto.me/<key>

Watch log example:
    browse to (chrome, firefox): https://pipeto.me/<key>
    tail -f logfile | curl -T- -s https://pipeto.me/<key>

Data is not buffered or stored in any way.
- If data is sent to the pipe when no receivers are listening, 
  it will be dropped and is not retrievable.
- Data is also not retrievable after it has been delivered.

Maximum upload size: 64 MB
Not allowed: anything illegal, malicious, inappropriate, etc

This is a personal project and makes no guarantees on:
    reliability, performance, privacy, etc

Demo: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jpschroeder/pipe-to-me/master/demo.gif
Source: https://github.com/jpschroeder/pipe-to-me


With go installed:

go get -u github.com/jpschroeder/pipe-to-me


pipe-to-me -h
  -baseurl string
        the base url of the service
         (default "http://localhost:8080/")
  -httpaddr string
        the address/port to listen on for http
        use :<port> to listen on all addresses
         (default "localhost:8080")


In order to build the project, just use:

go build


You can build the project under linux (or Windows Subsystem for Linux) and just copy the executable to your server.

You can then run the program directly or use systemd to install it as a service and keep it running.

Customize the pipe-to-me.service file in the repo for your server and copy it to /lib/systemd/system/pipe-to-me.service (ubuntu)

Start the app with: systemctl start pipe-to-me
Enable it on boot with: systemctl enable pipe-to-me
Check it's status with: systemctl status pipe-to-me
See standard output/error with: journalctl -f -u pipe-to-me


You can host the application using go directly, or you can listen on a local port and use nginx to proxy connections to the app.

Make sure that nginx is installed with: apt-get install nginx

Customize pipe-to-me.nginx.conf and copy it to /etc/nginx/sites-available/pipe-to-me.nginx.conf

Remove the default website configuration: rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

Enable the go proxy: ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/pipe-to-me.nginx.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/pipe-to-me.nginx.conf

Restart nginx to pick up the changes: systemctl restart nginx


If running as a stand-alone go application, you can use the built-in https support. When running behind a proxy, you should enable https in nginx and forward to the localhost http address.

Install the letsencrypt client with:

add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
apt-get install python-certbot-nginx

Generate and install a certificate with: certbot --nginx -d pipeto.me

The certificate should auto-renew when necessary.

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