List of Services
- CryptPad: Document storage with embeded editor.
- Libreddit and teddit: reddit frontends. Libreddit has a look similar to the new reddit layout, whereas teddit uses the old one while additionally serving an API for your RSS/JSON needs.
Nitter: Twitter frontend.
- PrivateBin: Encrypted temporary text storage ("pastebin").
- rimgo: Imgur frontend.
- RSS-Bridge: RSS feed generator.
- Scribe: Medium frontend.
- SearXNG: Frontend for various search engines.
- SimplyTranslate: Frontend for various translation engines.
More services will be provided, so stay tuned!
Terms of Service
bus-hit.me and its affiliated services ("Service" hereafter) are operated from Québec, Canada. The terms may change at any time without notice.
You agree to not use any part of the Service to engage or facilitate any of the following activities:
- Any activity deemed illegal under Canadian and international law;
- Interference of the Service's operations, including spam, hacking, (D)DoS, and distribution of malware;
- Excessive usage of resources, such as scraping (this includes running unauthorized uptime checks);
- Harassment of others, including hate speech;
- Commercial activities, unless explicitly permitted by the Service;
- Conducting sweepstakes with prize value over 100 Canadian dollars. See here for the relevant law. It was designed to combat organized crime, but nowadays this simply opt all Québecois.e.s out of most giveaways.
You understand and agree that the Service is offered "as is" and without warranty of any kind, either express, implied or statutory. In no event shall the operator of the Service ("Operator" hereafter) be liable for any claim, damages or other liability arising from, out of or in connection with the Service or the use or other dealings in the Service. The Operator expressly disclaims all implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Operator does not warrant the reliability, accessibility or quality of the Service. You agree that your use of the Service is at your own risk.
The policies may change any time without notice (especially when we start providing a new service).
No identifiable data is shared with third parties, unless such data transfer is initiated by the user, required to combat abuse, or operationally necessary.
Some services require the use of first-party cookies and/or local storage, which are required to provide the service (such as remembering user preferences) and are not collected by anyone. None of the services employ third-party cookies.
Data collected by the Operator
nginx access logs
Unless otherwise noted below, the nginx
access.log, containing your IP address, timestamp, path, and User-Agent, is retained for a maximum of 2 days.
The logs are used to combat abuse, debug, and collect aggregated usage statistics.
CryptPad and PrivateBin
The contents, including attachments and comments/chats, are encrypted and decrypted client-side, so that only those who have the full URL may decrypt them. The encrypted contents are stored in the disk (for CryptPad) or a database controlled by the Operator (for PrivateBin) according to the specific directives as given by the user.
Information regarding abusive behaviour occuring on the Service may be shared with other parties in the interest of mutual protection.
Please read the following carefully before requesting takedown for any content on
bus-hit.me and its subdomains.
For Libreddit/teddit, Nitter, rimgo and Scribe
These services act as proxies (aka. "frontends") for their corresponding platforms. It is our understanding that the services are compliant to the provisions set out in Article 31.1 of the Copyright Act, as well as 17 U.S. Code § 512. As such, takedown requests regarding content on these services should be sent to the proxied platforms (reddit, Twitter, Imgur and Medium).
Any takedown requests that are addressed to us regarding these services will be ignored. Repeated attempts are considered abuse and will be reported to other hosters.
For CryptPad and PrivateBin
If you have the full URL, please contact me. Otherwise, by design, the Operator is unable to read the contents of the paste and thus no takedown can be served.
You can also follow me on the fediverse!
- If the services are useful to you, consider donating to both project maintainers and service operators. For the former, the links should be included in the services' respective project repositories. For the latter, see here for this server.
- The homepage uses LaTeX.css (MIT License), available here.
- All services are hosted on various resources provided by a Oracle Cloud free tier "subscription". Currently, all services occupy a 2-core 12 GB RAM Ampere A1 Compute, which uses armv8 architecture, requiring alternative docker images.
- CryptPad: The unofficial
nicholaswilde/cryptpaddocker image is used. This instance is updated to the latest release.
- Libreddit: The official
spikecodes/libreddit:armdocker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the master branch.
- teddit: The unofficial
1337kavin/tedditdocker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the main branch.
- Nitter: The semi-official
quay.io/unixfox/nitterdocker image is used, which uses a fork, so it's not synched up to the upstream master branch, but it's good enough. This instance is publicly-listed. The uptime is tracked.
- PrivateBin: Ran directly from the master branch, which I have contributed to. This is the first (if not the only) PrivateBin instance that uses an Oracle database as storage. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly.
- rimgo: The official
codeberg.org/video-prize-ranch/rimgodocker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the main branch.
- RSS-Bridge: Ran directly from the master branch. Restrictions: Feeds that are related to Meta Platforms Inc. (more popularly known as Facebook), are already provided by other services (reddit, Twitter, etc.), or have a high probability of returning pornographical content, are removed. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly.
quay.io/austinhuang/scribe, a fork (due to this issue) of this unofficial docker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the main branch.
- SearXNG: The official
searxng/searxngdocker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the master branch.
- SimplyTranslate: This unofficial docker image is used. This instance is publicly-listed and updated regularly to the master branch.
- CryptPad: The unofficial
- The following services will only be considered if there exists sufficient demand: Facilmap, Mumble, Wallabag, various multiplayer game servers.
- The following services will likely not be operated:
- I will not consider services that can be used locally and offer no clear benefit for usage on servers.
- Any RSS reader service: I have been told that they use a tremendous amount of resources...
- Bibliogram: F*cebook's authoritarian ratelimit practically crippled it. Also this.
- Croodle, Framadate: Abandoned.
- EtherCalc: How old is it?
- Etherpad/Hedgedoc, Yakforms: Not encrypted.
- FilePizza: Doesn't seem to work consistently.
- Invidious/Piped, Lufi/Send, Jitsi Meet, ProxiTok: Resource constraints.
- Wikiless: Pointless. If you're skeptical of Wikimedia's practices, just download an offline Wikipedia database...