Mimimal HTTP/1.1 Server

This project aims to create a simple, platform independent HTTP/1.1 server implementation.

Author: Krzysztof Rzymkowski <rzymek@users.sourceforge.net>
The functionality of this server is extremly basic, just pure file serving. On the other hand the thing I concentrated most on was the clarity of the code. I used objects, exceptions and std:: streams wherever I thought it could be used (no easy solutions, just the right stuff ;). I based my work on the HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616) and URI (RFC2396) specyfications.

I tried to make the code portable, so you'll find only BSD sockets (socket(...), accept(), read(...), etc.) and standard C++ functions and objects - no additional libaries needed. I've tested the project on both GNU/Linux (using gcc 3.2) and on MS Windows 2000 (using MS Visual Studion .NET). The GNU/Linux version reads the parameters from the command line. The Windows version has a dialog based interface as shown below:
Before the server started The server is running

Maybe the most interesting part of this project is it's iosokcetstream class which gives you the ability to use all std::iostream methods and operators on a socket.

The sources, both Windows (MFC) and GNU/Linux, can be downloaded at SourceForge.


    Copyright (C) 2003 Krzysztof Rzymkowski

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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