a tiny web server in C, for daily use.
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A tiny web server in C

I am reading Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective. It teachers me how to write a tiny web server in C.

I have written another tiny web server in JAVA.

And another one http-kit, http-kit is full featured, with websocket and async support

And few others on my github page.


  1. Basic MIME mapping
  2. Very basic directory listing
  3. Low resource usage
  4. sendfile(2)
  5. Support Accept-Ranges: bytes (for in browser MP4 playing)
  6. Concurrency by pre-fork


  1. No security check


tiny <port>, opens a server in the current directory, port default to 9999, just like python -m SimpleHTTPServer

I use it as a lightweight File Browser.


  1. Write a epoll version


The code is free to use under the terms of the MIT license.