spawn-fcgi is a little helper program to spawn fastcgi processes. It binds them to a socket (either Unix-domain or TCP) and configures the environment by switching the user and group, using chroot, daemonizing, and using chmod and chown on Unix-domain sockets. The spawned backends can then be used from Web servers like lighttpd, nginx, or cherokee.
Release Notes: This release contains some bugfixes (security hardening) and adds a @-b@ backlog option.
Release Notes: Some small bugs with the chmod option were fixed.
Release Notes: A bug with user names starting with a digit and nonexistent user IDs was fixed. IPv6 support was added.
Release Notes: There were some small fixes and features plus one important feature: new options to chown/chmod the Unix domain socket. This allows easier privilege separation (spawning a process as a Web user but having the Web server own the socket).
Release Notes: spawn-fcgi was split from the lighttpd package. The version 1.6.0 was chosen to be above 1.4.x and 1.5.x (the lighttpd versions). There have been some additional improvements.