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-- features

Take control of your honks and join the federation.
An ActivityPub server with minimal setup and support costs.
Spend more time using the software and less time operating it.

No attention mining.
No likes, no faves, no polls, no stars, no claps, no counts.

Purple color scheme. Custom emus. Memes too.
Avatars automatically assigned by the NSA.

The button to submit a new honk says "it's gonna be honked".

The honk mission is to work well if it's what you want.
This does not imply the goal is to be what you want.

-- build

It should be sufficient to type make after unpacking a release.
You'll need a go compiler version 1.13 or later. And libsqlite3.

Even on a fast machine, building from source can take several seconds.

Development sources: hg clone

-- setup

honk expects to be fronted by a TLS terminating reverse proxy.

First, create the database. This will ask four questions.
./honk init
username: (the username you want)
password: (the password you want)
listenaddr: (tcp or unix: localhost:31337, /var/www/honk.sock, etc.)
servername: (public DNS name:

Then run honk.

-- upgrade

cp honk.db backup.db
./honk upgrade

-- documentation

There is a more complete incomplete manual. This is just the README.

-- guidelines

One honk per day, or call it an "eighth-tenth" honk.
If your honk frequency changes, so will the number of honks.

The honk should be short, but not so short that you cannot identify it.

The honk is an animal sign of respect and should be accompanied by a
friendly greeting or a nod.

The honk should be done from a seat and in a safe area.

It is considered rude to make noise in a place of business.

The honk may be made on public property only when the person doing
the honk has the permission of the owner of that property.

-- disclaimer

Do not use honk to contact emergency services.

recent changes

1306:054d1390845b on 2020-11-25 22:04:48 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

note improved checking

1305:8cedd42a3aa2 on 2020-11-25 22:03:46 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

rework how sub/unsub works, and add delete to honkers

1304:3cfd70ca48a5 on 2020-11-25 21:55:25 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

check honker name is plain

1303:ae486053ec7e on 2020-11-25 21:50:51 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

little more error checking for new usernames

1302:f635351129e2 on 2020-11-11 14:44:51 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

make the ping command easier to use

1301:3953ef5e1650 on 2020-11-10 23:32:35 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

load donks for private honk

1300:16594e59559d on 2020-11-10 23:18:33 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

a whole mess of mod updates

1299:09e297aecb2d on 2020-11-10 23:16:53 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

Added tag v0.9.3 for changeset dac64bc6a93c

1298:dac64bc6a93c on 2020-11-10 23:14:37 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

prep for v0.9.3

1297:977bf62fdfa2 on 2020-11-10 23:11:50 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

relax form-data requiremnt for api