[time-nuts] lightweight webserver for, e.g., NTP widget

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Mon Feb 11 17:25:00 EST 2013

I used thttpd many years ago. It is tiny and fast. There are others.

Joe Gray
On Feb 11, 2013 3:01 PM, "Jim Lux" <jimlux at earthlink.net> 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 counters).
> 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
> generic.
> 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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