Spokes v0.9.11 Updates

Published at March 23, 2020 ·  5 min read

We don’t talk often about Spokes, our self-hosted server, but we’ve been busy making updates to it the past few weeks and we have some updates and new features we think are going to really helpful with managing your Spokes sever. Every wanted to self-host ngrok or an alternative? Spokes can do all that and you can re-use the Packetriot client that provides more modern features than these other services....

Blocking Disposable Emails

Published at February 28, 2020 ·  6 min read

There are legitimate reasons why some users decide to use a disposable or temporary email to sign up for a service. They just want to try it out and don’t want more email (or spam) in their inbox, I get it. However, there’s other users, and some bots, where it’s a means to stuff accounts on your website or abuse your service. This can mess with the metrics your tracking to measure the popularity or growth of your website....

Local Hosting Tools

Published at November 18, 2019 ·  7 min read

Local Hosting tools are useful to developers in many scenarios. There’s many tools and providers to choose from and they are all built around the basic purpose of providing access to a locally running service that would otherwise be inaccessible to the Internet. This solves a lot of problems in web development. The most basic is testing your code or sharing it with your team or a client. In other scenarios they make it possible to develop and test with an API that expect an HTTP/S callback to be publicly available....

Introduction to Packetriot

Published at April 8, 2019 ·  7 min read

Packetriot can take any HTTP or TCP service, on any network, particularly private ones, and expose it to the rest of the Internet. Developers that create applications want to share them, and with Packetriot they can enjoy lower costs, increased portability and productivity. For technology enthusiasts that want to self-host their own services, their costs are reduced. Network configuration is simplified. Most importantly, their data is stored on their computers....

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