Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/libexec/httpd
To: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 10/16/2007 23:48:57
On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 01:27:33PM -0700, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 09:35:56PM +0300, Mindaugas R. wrote:
> > > Module Name: src
> > > Committed By: tls
> > > Date: Tue Oct 16 01:14:07 UTC 2007
> > >
> > > Update of /cvsroot/src/libexec/httpd
> > > In directory ivanova.netbsd.org:/tmp/cvs-serv29605
> > >
> > > Log Message:
> > > Import of bozohttpd for its originally intended purpose: a small (~30k)
> > > simple run-from-inetd httpd suitable for small systems (and some large
> > > ones).
> > Why it was not discussed on <tech-userlevel> and/or other mailing lists? Why
> > pkgsrc is not enough?
> I'd say because bozohttpd is excellent for using in an embedded device.
> And we tout how we're good for embedded. We used it at Wasabi, Thor's
> using it, and a few other folks are using it too. By putting it in base,
> 1) Reduce duplication. By having it in base, we reduce patch maintenance
> duplication and other bits of code maintenance. We reduce the effort to
> make it cross-compile since it is part of base.
> 2) Provide something out of the box that a number of folks want.
> > I do not think it is a good way to import such applications into the base
> > source tree, at least while there is no appropriate support for syspkgs.
> Why? I agree we don't want to put everything in base. But on a
> case-by-case basis, I think it's fine if not appropriate to put stuff in
> base. This seems like a good fit for base.
> It also stays out of the way. It's in libexec, so no one will find it by
Apart from the discussion whether or not we need a *httpd in base at all...
Has this been compared to other light-weight BSD-licensed http servers like
e.g. lighttpd and thttpd? What are the benefits of bozohttpd over those?
I've been been using thttpd in a number of setups and I like it a lot.
lighttpd is attractive too because of its fastCGI support, although I have
less experience with it (than thttpd).