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A web server written in bash

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README.md

bashttpd is a simple, configurable web server written in bash

Requirements:

  1. bash, any recent version should work
  2. socat or netcat to handle the underlying sockets (I.e., 'socat TCP4-LISTEN:8080 EXEC:/usr/local/bin/bashttpd', or 'netcat -lp 8080 -e ./bashttpd')
  3. A healthy dose of insanity

Getting started:

  1. Running bashttpd for the first time will generate a default configuration file, bashttpd.conf
  2. Review bashttpd.conf and configure it as you want.
  3. Run bashttpd using netcat or socat, as listed above.

Features:

  1. Serves text and HTML files
  2. Shows directory listings
  3. Allows for configuration based on the client-specified URI

Limitations:

  1. Does not support authentication
  2. Doesn't strictly adhere to the HTTP spec.

Security:

  1. 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 GET 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!

Testimonials:

"If anyone installs that anywhere, they might meet a gruesome end with a rusty fork" --- BasHTTPd creator, maintainer

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