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An HTTP server written in POSIX shell script
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= shttpd = shttpd is an HTTP server written entirely in POSIX shell script. == Why? == Because you can! Also, there are some real advantages: * Compact, understandable codebase * Trivial to configure/extend * Run from anywhere and just start serving! * Get lots of nice debug output in your terminal == Running == To start an instance of the server just run: ./shttpd -p <port> -C <document root> -m modules/dirlist.mod:modules/static.mod You can list whatever modules you want to load (order matters!) but this will get you started. == Extending == Writing modules is easy! Look a the ones in the modules directory for examples. Basically, you write some shell code that gets sourced into the server, and manipulate the environment according to your needs. == Deploying == Each instance of the server can only handle one connection, so you will need some other server to round-robin proxy. You may also configure inetd to call the server with -i