bashttpd is a simple, configurable web server written in bash
bash, any recent version should work
netcatto handle the underlying sockets.
- A healthy dose of insanity
socat TCP4-LISTEN:8080 EXEC:/usr/local/bin/bashttpd
netcat -lp 8080 -e ./bashttpd
Note that in the
socat example above, the web server will immediately exit once the first connection closes. If you wish to serve to more than one client - like most servers do, then use the variant:
socat TCP4-LISTEN:8080,fork EXEC:/usr/local/bin/bashttpd
This way, a new process is spawned for each incoming connection.
- Running bashttpd for the first time will generate a default configuration file, bashttpd.conf
- Review bashttpd.conf and configure it as you want.
- Run bashttpd using netcat or socat, as listed above.
- Serves text and HTML files
- Shows directory listings
- Allows for configuration based on the client-specified URI
- Does not support authentication
- Doesn't strictly adhere to the HTTP spec.
- Only rudimentary input handling. We would not running this on a public machine.
HTTP protocol support
403: Returned when a directory is not listable, or a file is not readable
400: Returned when the first word of the first line is not
200: Returned with valid content
Content-type: Bashttpd uses /usr/bin/file to determine the MIME type to sent to the browser
1.0: The server doesn't support Host: headers or other HTTP/1.1 features - it barely supports HTTP/1.0!
As always, your patches/pull requests are welcome!
"If anyone installs that anywhere, they might meet a gruesome end with a rusty fork" --- BasHTTPd creator, maintainer