Having a disuccsion with a friend about termbin and that the only
viable improvement to the system would most probably be in/out encryption,
(src hosted at github).
Enter me, a bored coder, who decided to take on the challenge of creating a SSL clone.
End user useage
Install ncat which is usually a part of the nmap package, but sometimes standalone.
Then to use the code after the server is setup and working (there is one free to use and live
at spaste.online:8888) just add:
OR use the less elegant but more portable solution if unable to install ncat:
To your .bashrc. Then source it so it works in the current session:
Than you can just run commands and pipe their output to the sp, which will return a link to the
pasted content in terminal.
The terminal paste code
This requires a valid SSL certificate for both the https server (I used vanilla Apache), and
for spaste.pl itself. I used letsencrypt to generate a valid root authority verifiable certificate,
because it’s free, secure, and the setup is pretty painless. I would also recommend creating a
ssl group and a spaste user to run this under (not root), just incase there are unknown security
vulnerabilities, which is entirely possible, since I wrote this in about 35 minutes total.
I put put the spaste repo in /var/www/spaste/ and
gave spaste.pl group perission to read from my ssl certificate and private key, and permissions to
write to the /var/www/html webserver root directory to actually create the paste files.
I would also suggest adding the following to your /etc/apache2.conf so
that mime types of files without extensions are handled correctly (ex.
files containing php arn’t rendered incorrectly in the browser, etc).
I’ve also written a systemd script that will retart the service after any
crashes and make it startable on boot.
Update: In addition to this, as suggested by a user on Freenode, I have made spaste
more secure by running a find based rm as a cronjob every morning at 8am removing
files older than a week. This can be accomplished by adding the following to root’s
In conclusion, I don’t know if this “service” will take off, but if it does, I’m hosting it at