If any user data is collected, the data is ONLY used to provide the services.
No data is ever shared with a third-party.
In general, there are no tracking-cookies in place. Neither do I want to be tracked, nor do I want to track you. Services provided on this domain won’t utilize ANY site-analytics, usage-analytics (like Plausible, Google Adsense, Matomo, etc.).
blog.rtrace.io(Blog, Hexo) does NOT utilize cookies
live.rtrace.io(Owncast) does NOT utilize cookies
speedtest.rtrace.io(Librespeed) does NOT utilize cookies
reddit.rtrace.io(Libreddit) does NOT utilize cookies, except (optional) user-configuration
lws.rtrace.io(LiberaWebStore) does NOT utilize cookies
static.rtrace.io(Static File Server) does NOT utilize cookies
searx.rtrace.io(Searx metasearch enging) does NOT utilize cookies, except (optional) user-configuration
send.rtrace.io(Send, Filesharing Service) does NOT utilize cookies
Each site-request (targeting
rtrace.io) is logged. The following information will be stored
for max. 4 weeks, then will be deleted permanently.
- Time of request: a simple UNIX timestamp representing the time of request
- User-Agent: taken from the Requests HTTP-Header
- IP-Address: the remote IP address of the client that is connecting
- Requested Site: the site on
rtrace.iothat has been requested
These logs exclusively serve to protect from attacks (like DDoS) against servers and infrastructure of
rtrace.io. None of these information will be processed nor used for any analytic purposes. Logs will be retained for a max. period of 4 weeks on the servers serving
rtrace.io. No third-party does and will ever have access to these logs.
Blog posts, articles and pages on
blog.rtrace.io might embed so called
iframe to other services and websites.
In general, I try to only link to privacy friendly services.
Invidious is a privacy-friendly alternative frontend for YouTube. To prevent you being tracked by Google when visiting
*.rtrace.io, all Video-embeds are served through Invidious. The following instance(s) are randomly utilized for embedding.
Owncast is a privacy-friendly live-streaming site as alternative to Twitch.
Soundcloud is an audio-streaming service (similar to Spotify).
All services provided on
*.rtrace.io are hosted on Virtual Private Servers (VPS) at Netcup (subsidiary company of Anexia GmbH). Servers are located in Frankfurt, Germany. Servers are running the latest version of Fedora Server and are patched 3 times a week (on average). Disks are LUKS encrypted and require LUKS password on boot. All services provided are served through
nginx acting as reverse-proxy/load-balancer that also terminates TLS (HTTPS). Servers behind the reverse-proxy are interconnected through Wireguard for secure communication - so none of your traffic (even if previously terminated) will ever be transferred over the network in plain-text. TLS Certificates are provided by Let’s Encrypt. TLS configuration explicitly only allows
TLSv1.3 with the strongest available cipher-suites. HTTP Security Headers are applied where possible and useful.
I personally hate it to be tracked online, and that’s why I won’t track you either (and try my best to prevent third-parties from tracking you as well). It’s that easy and that’s my promise. I want all services provided at
rtrace.io to be as privacy-friendly as possible. If you have any additions, constructive feedback, hints to improve or wishes - feel free to contact me any time. As it is with security, at the end of the day everything boils down to
trust. It’s very hard to trust service-providers and that boils down to the fact that you can’t trust me (and you shouldn’t, zero-trust is the best trust after all).
Nonetheless, if you want to verify that the things I’ve written here and that they are actually true, feel free to contact me. We can arrange a Jitsi call and I’ll show you in a live-session, how things are hosted and configured (let’s go for an adventure SSH safari).