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asmttpd

Web server for Linux written in amd64 assembly.

Features:

  • Multi-threaded.
  • No libraries required ( only 64-bit Linux ).
  • Very small binary, roughly 6 KB.
  • Quite fast.

What works:

  • Serving files from specified document root.
  • HEAD requests.
  • 200, 206, 404, 400, 413, 416
  • Content-types: xml, html, xhtml, gif, png, jpeg, css, js, and octet-stream.

Planned Features:

  • Directory listing.

Current Limitations / Known Issues

  • Sendfile can hang if GET is cancelled.

Installation

Run make or make release for non-debug version.

You will need yasm installed.

Usage

sudo ./asmttpd /path/to/web_root

Changes

2016-10-31 : asmttpd - 0.4

  • HEAD support.

2014-07-14 : asmttpd - 0.3

  • Added default document support.

2014-02-10 : asmttpd - 0.2

  • Added 400, 413, 416 responses.
  • Fixed header processing bug.

2014-02-07 : asmttpd - 0.1.1

  • Fixed 206 max length bug.
  • Commented out simple request logging, uncomment in main.asm to enable.

2014-02-06 : asmttpd - 0.1

  • Fixed SIGPIPE when transfer is cancelled.
  • Added a more useful error on bind failure.
  • Fixed 206 size calculation.
  • Combined seek & get file size system calls.

2014-02-05 : asmttpd - 0.09

  • Issue #8 fix. Crashes on long request paths.

2014-02-04 : asmttpd - 0.08

  • Added TCP corking.

2014-02-04 : asmttpd - 0.07

  • Removed thread pool after benchmarking, changed to an accept-per-thread model.

2014-02-04 : asmttpd - 0.06

  • Worker thread stack corruption bug fix.

2014-02-04 : asmttpd - 0.05

  • Changed 200 and 206 implementation to use sendfile system call.
  • Got rid of read/write buffer, changed request read buffer to standard 8KB.

2014-02-03 : asmttpd - 0.04

  • 200 now streams full amount

2014-02-01 : asmttpd - 0.03

  • Files are split if too large to fit into buffer.
  • Added 206 responses with Content-Range handling

2014-01-30 : asmttpd - 0.02

  • Added xml, xhtml, gif, png, jpeg, css, and javascript content types.
  • Changed thread memory size to something reasonable. You can tweak it according to available memory. See comments in main.asm
  • Added simple request logging.
  • Added removal of '../' in URL.