EmacsHttpd

EmacsHttpd is an HTTP server embedded in the Emacs. It supports GET and HEAD requests for static and dynamic content. Since Emacs doesn’t support server sockets, you need to cheat a little and run it from a service such as tcpserver or inetd. You can get better performance by running a proxy server which forwards requests to a persistent emacs instance using gnuserv; see the commentary for details.

To run this from a service such as inetd, using a line such as the following in /etc/inetd.conf:

8080 stream tcp nowait.10000 nobody /usr/bin/emacs emacs -batch -l /path/to/httpd.el -f httpd-serve

To use tcpserver instead, invoke as

/usr/bin/tcpserver 0 8080 /usr/bin/fixcrio /usr/bin/emacs -batch -l /path/to/httpd.el -f httpd-serve

EmacsHttpd was written by EricMarsden. See HttpServer for a different branch.


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