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

Paul Amaranth Paul at Auroragrp.Com
Tue Feb 12 07:54:25 EST 2013

I like to use mongoose

The project page says 50Kb executable, although it balooned up to 63K the
last time I built it.

> On Feb 11, 2013, at 3:01 PM, 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 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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Paul Amaranth, GCIH  | Rochester MI, USA              
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