An extended version of python's SimpleHTTPServer that supports https, authentication, rate limiting, and download resuming.
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pip install ext_http_server

Generate a certificate

Run the following to generate cert.pem:

openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes -out cert.pem -keyout cert.pem

Running ext_http_server

If you have files you want to serve in /tmp/path/to/files/ run the following to serve them up with a max outgoing throughput of 16KBps:

ext_http_server --cert cert.pem -d /tmp/path/to/files -r16 -a foo:bar

By default, you will be able to access the webserver at https://localhost:8000. To authenticate, use the username foo and the password bar as indicated by the -a foo:bar argument. Note that multiple -a arguments can be added to add more than one user.