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This is a simple HTTP server for serving static files. It is suitable as a lightweight replacement for full-fledged HTTP servers on sites where only sporadic serving of static data is needed.

One of such use cases is deployment of LetsEncrypt certificates on a server that runs only proxy software, such as pound or haproxy. In this case using e.g. Apache or even Lighttpd just to serve LetsEncrypt challenge requests arriving once in 90 days is clearly an overkill. This is when fileserv comes handy.

The typical usage is:

This will start fileserv in background with privileges of the user nobody, listening on localhost, port 8080. Requests with URL path beginning with /.well-known/acme-challenge will be served from directory /var/www/acme. Other requests will be rejected.

Registration Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 11:30:10 PM EEST
License: GNU General Public License V3 or later
Development Status: 4 - Beta

 


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