OpenMoko light web server

Matthew S. Hamrick mhamrick at
Mon Apr 16 19:33:43 CEST 2007

I didn't realize busybox had a httpd daemon.

I've been concentrating on boa (lightweight web server), jowlesd (a  
daemon to communicate with the GSM module), and jowlesc (the cgi-bin  
client that simply forwards XML to jowlesd over a named pipe.)

If you're httpd daemon can handle CGI (passing request metadata in  
environment variables and the body of the request to stdin) then you  
should be okay with the jowles stuff. I'm trying as hard as I can to  
be httpd server agnostic as I like using apache on my mac and there's  
talk from the gumstix community about moving away from boa. Also...  
if my Nokia 770 has busybox with a httpd server, then I could use it  
as another test platform.

-Matt H.

On Apr 16, 2007, at 10:13 AM, Al Johnson wrote:

> Would the httpd in busybox be sufficient? I'm assuming (perhaps  
> wrongly) that
> busybox will be present since it's in most embedded linux  
> installations.
> On Monday 16 April 2007 17:35, Richard Boehme wrote:
>> It would be really nice if OpenMoko had a light web server so that we
>> could write CGI scripts that would have an OpenMoko stylesheet  
>> applied
>> to them. That way, we could make OpenMoko apps that we would be able
>> to also deploy on normal web servers without having to maintain a
>> "OpenMoko" GUI and a web interface.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks.
>> Richard Boehme
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