bashttpd is a simple, configurable web server written in bash
bash, any recent version should work
netcatto handle the underlying sockets (I.e., 'socat TCP4-LISTEN:8080 EXEC:/usr/local/bin/bashttpd', or 'netcat -lp 8080 -e ./bashttpd')
- A healthy dose of insanity
- 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