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Cheetah Server

Cheetah is a very minimal Web server for testing small local sites, or to continue to serve some content while configuring your primary Web server. It has very few features (and is single-threaded, non-forking for now), except that it will serve files in a directory under a user-specified port, does not require root access, and can serve Last Modified information to aid caching.

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  •  13 Jun 2004 08:06

    Release Notes: Bugs with serving multiple files were fixed.

    •  10 Apr 2004 04:07

      Release Notes: A man page was added and the documentation was corrected.

      •  19 Feb 2004 15:55

        Release Notes: General code cleanup was done. The Windows distribution was fixed.

        •  10 Oct 2003 17:21

          Release Notes: Compilation fixes for newer releases of GCC.

          •  09 Apr 2003 02:21

            Release Notes: This is a code audit with many security fixes.

            Recent comments

            14 Jun 2004 18:33 edsiper

            Re: YAWS??
            Create a web server it's one of the most interesting thing that you can do, you can learn so much...no all like's write one but it's a good experience...

            http://monkeyd.sf.net

            see ya!

            Big Monkey

            > Yes, and if someone needs an extremely

            > robust, reliable server I'll gladly send

            > them to Apache. If they want to see a

            > very short implementation of an HTTP

            > daemon that they can comprehend in one

            > sitting they can use this.

            >

            > Trivial software, I don't know... I

            > don't think there's much software that I

            > consider trivial (of the open-source

            > variety). Besides, I had to justify

            > this entry to the Freshmeat editors and

            > apparently it's not too trivial :-)

            >

            >

            > % Hey no :) I meant "time spent on

            > % re-creating the commodity code", the

            > one

            > % that's been written of so many times

            > % already.

            > %

            > % I almost got that way when I needed

            > to

            > % do arbitrary precision maths for

            > B.Sc.

            > % (I'm M.Sc. ;-), and almost sat down

            > and

            > % wrote some chunked-number stuff for

            > % myself. But then got kindly pointed

            > to

            > % GNU MP library (libgmp), and that was

            > % just superior to *anything* I could

            > do

            > % that way.

            > %

            > % It isn't that simple, but if I wanted

            > to

            > % learn the inside, I'd still have a

            > bunch

            > % of other, less advanced (or more

            > focused

            > % ;-) projects to examine.

            > %

            > % That's what I meant; you can also

            > look

            > % at the article ``Freshmeat's stance

            > on

            > % "trivial" software'' in FM section.

            > %

            > % Good luck!

            >

            >

            >

            01 Apr 2003 00:31 lukeyboy

            Re: YAWS??
            Yes, and if someone needs an extremely robust, reliable server I'll gladly send them to Apache. If they want to see a very short implementation of an HTTP daemon that they can comprehend in one sitting they can use this.

            Trivial software, I don't know... I don't think there's much software that I consider trivial (of the open-source variety). Besides, I had to justify this entry to the Freshmeat editors and apparently it's not too trivial :-)


            > Hey no :) I meant "time spent on
            > re-creating the commodity code", the one
            > that's been written of so many times
            > already.
            >
            > I almost got that way when I needed to
            > do arbitrary precision maths for B.Sc.
            > (I'm M.Sc. ;-), and almost sat down and
            > wrote some chunked-number stuff for
            > myself. But then got kindly pointed to
            > GNU MP library (libgmp), and that was
            > just superior to *anything* I could do
            > that way.
            >
            > It isn't that simple, but if I wanted to
            > learn the inside, I'd still have a bunch
            > of other, less advanced (or more focused
            > ;-) projects to examine.
            >
            > That's what I meant; you can also look
            > at the article ``Freshmeat's stance on
            > "trivial" software'' in FM section.
            >
            > Good luck!


            01 Apr 2003 00:15 gvy

            Re: YAWS??

            > If creating software for the purpose of
            > learning (and then giving it out so
            > other people can learn) is sad, then I'm
            > one unhappy bastard. :-(


            Hey no :) I meant "time spent on re-creating the commodity code", the one that's been written of so many times already.

            I almost got that way when I needed to do arbitrary precision maths for B.Sc. (I'm M.Sc. ;-), and almost sat down and wrote some chunked-number stuff for myself. But then got kindly pointed to GNU MP library (libgmp), and that was just superior to *anything* I could do that way.

            It isn't that simple, but if I wanted to learn the inside, I'd still have a bunch of other, less advanced (or more focused ;-) projects to examine.

            That's what I meant; you can also look at the article ``Freshmeat's stance on "trivial" software'' in FM section.

            Good luck!

            01 Apr 2003 00:02 lukeyboy

            Re: YAWS??
            If creating software for the purpose of learning (and then giving it out so other people can learn) is sad, then I'm one unhappy bastard. :-(

            One of the nice things about this piece of code is size - 348 lines. Somebody that's new to programming can hopefully easily understand the software and it may just help someone else learn to code.


            > Hey but aren't several hundreds of
            > available web servers just enough?
            >
            > Personally, my favorite
            > lightweight/instantly-available/fast&simple
            > web server is Boa (0.92 branch,
            > specifically).
            >
            > It's already multiplexing and all the
            > stuff, so why waste time on duplicating
            > what is already done better?
            >
            > No offense, just sad to see the
            > "yet another" effort.


            31 Mar 2003 23:56 gvy

            YAWS??
            Hey but aren't several hundreds of available web servers just enough?

            Personally, my favorite lightweight/instantly-available/fast&simple web server is Boa (0.92 branch, specifically).

            It's already multiplexing and all the stuff, so why waste time on duplicating what is already done better?

            No offense, just sad to see the "yet another" effort.

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