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Offline lemming

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lighthttp for Pi
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
I want to set up a Pi with a webserver so that I can control the various I/O of the Pi through a web interface. To do this I would like a light webserver, e.g. lighthttp, to provide this interface. I will need to use cgi to call a C executable to controlthe Pi's I/O. While there is a TCZ of lighthttp for the standard Core, there is none for Picore. There is mongoose however this requires a subscription to be paid each year for CGI functionality and, I assume, the Pi connected to the internet so they can enforce this.  My application is for a remote, solar powered installation so this is not an option.

I would prefer to use lighthttp as it is well documented, well supported through the use by many users. Has anyone got a TCZ for PiCore. However if this is not possible can anyone suggest another light webserver with CGI?

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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 01:44:18 AM »

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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 02:34:01 AM »
Thanks Rich,

Since posting the OP I stumbled across this one. Looks nice and light and supports CGI.

Not as well used and well 'forumed' as lighthttp, which I'd prefer, but I will give it a try.

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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 07:18:52 AM »
hi lemming,

Also, there are 2 x httpd examples in the "Into the Core" book http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html

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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 07:31:09 AM »
Also you can use apache2.4.tcz
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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 12:34:38 AM »
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Also you can use apache2.4.tcz

Thanks bmarkus, but apache is a bit over blown and heavy for a simple single user web interface for my Pi.

I thought that seeing there is a lighthttp TCZ for the other cores, there may be one coming for the Pi (which, being underpowered, would have a greater need  for a lightweight  webserver than its multicore x86 cousins).

Thanks Greg for the link to examples.


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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 01:29:50 AM »
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Also you can use apache2.4.tcz

Thanks bmarkus, but apache is a bit over blown and heavy for a simple single user web interface for my Pi.


Not really. It is a generic misconception. It is only abt. 1.5M, the biggest dependencie is openssl which already must have installed. And it has all the features you need. Worth to try.

Otherwise there is the BusyBox httpd which supports CGI
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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 05:52:25 AM »
Hi lemming,

if you are looking for a lightweight web-server you might take a look at
the 'monkey' web-server here:  http://monkey-project.com/.

There is also a separate 'raspberry pi' section.

It supports CGI and Fast-CGI. The only drawback might be, that you have to compile it on your own.

Regards xyz-worx

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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 01:06:36 PM »
lighttpd.tcz added to repo.
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Re: lighthttp for Pi
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 04:36:48 AM »
nginx.tcz added to repo. You can try it too.
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