Serve your music collection

npm install tailgate
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Tailgate serves up your mp3s so you can listen to them at work or on your phone.


Make sure Node.js is installed, then:

npm install -g tailgate


  1. $ cd /music/directory
  2. $ tailgate
  3. [ open the displayed url in your browser ]


Tailgate uses port 3000 by default, if you'd like another port:

$ PORT=1337 tailgate

Tailgate uses Mozilla Persona for Authentication. Authorized user list will be stored in ~/.config/tailgate/config.json. If it's the first time running Tailgate, the first user to login will automatically be added.

If Redis is available Tailgate can:

  • store up/downvotes
  • store user sessions
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