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package main
import (
// idsChar are the chars used to generate an ID.
const idsChar = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789"
// mapping from an unique ID to the actual filepath on the disk.
var mapping map[string]string = make(map[string]string)
// serve creates an HTTP server listening
// for GET call to gets some pictures captured
// by the camera in case of motion.
func serve() {
// init the seed because we'll need some
// random later.
// create the http server
http.Handle("/", picHandler{})
log.Fatal(http.ListenAndServe(config.Addr, nil))
// addPic adds a filename indexed by a generated
// unique ID to the mapping map.
func addPic(filename string) string {
// generate a random ID
id := make([]byte, 64)
for i := range id {
id[i] = idsChar[rand.Intn(len(idsChar))]
// we'll now serve this file using this newly generated ID
sid := string(id)
mapping[sid] = filename
return sid
// ----------------------
// picHandler resolves the given file ID using the map mapping
// to read the actual image from fs and to serve it.
type picHandler struct{}
func (p picHandler) ServeHTTP(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
filename := r.Form.Get("f")
filepath, exists := mapping[filename]
// unknown image
if !exists {
// read the file on disk
data, err := ioutil.ReadFile(filepath)
if err != nil {
log.Printf("error: while serving file %s during read: %v", err)
// render the file
w.Header().Set("Content-Type", http.DetectContentType(data))