[time-nuts] lightweight webserver for, e.g., NTP widget
d.b.armstrong at sasktel.net
Mon Feb 11 17:13:14 EST 2013
There are numberous web servers that are small and light weight, some
examples are boa ( www.boa.org ) and HTTPd
On Mon, 2013-02-11 at 14:01 -0800, Jim Lux wrote:
> I'm intrigued by the possibility of using a lightweight web server to
> provide a management/user interface to test equipment or appliances
> (e.g. like the NTP server recently discussed, or a box with mixers and
> I've built some web interfaces to very small things using Arduinos and
> Rabbits, and it works ok for simple stuff (turning on and off switches),
> but as soon as you start looking at a bit more complexity (e.g. you want
> to move files around), a bit more sophistication on your server seems
> useful. Or, for instance, if you have a DDS you want to program to
> follow a particular sequence of frequencies (e.g. to match a particular
> Doppler profile, in my case). Or a data acquisition application.
> The appeal that the "user client" is that any old web-browser is pretty
> I've done this "sort of" by exposing a directory as a public share (SMB)
> and then "browsing" to that file, using the file:// mechanism, but it
> seems that actually having a real server might be useful (for things
> like POST from a form, for instance)
> But, on the other hand, it seems that something like Apache is a bit
> much to manage.
> Is there something that runs under Linux on a lightweight single board
> PC (Raspberry pi or Intel Mini-ITX Atom mobos) that isn't too much of a
> pain, and doesn't require you to be a full time web server administrator
> to make it work?
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