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Re: Bug#595820: ITP: woof -- A small, simple, stupid webserver to share files

On 07/09/2010 11:17, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 September 2010 10:47:08 Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> Oh, please. If you want to setup such schemes, why would you not want to
>> spend 5 minutes to configure apache or lighttpd instead of spending at
>> least the same time to configure such an obscure piece of software?
>> If all you care about is sharing a few files in the simplest way, there
>> are much better tools to do it, like gnome-user-share.
> 1 you are assuming to have root permissions (read my previous email)
> 2 you are assuming to be working on a desktop
> 3 you are assuming you want to share the same file all the time. But this 
> might not be the case, and change the configuration every time you want to 
> share a different file could annoying.
What about using nc ?
nc -l 9999 < /etc/passwd

http://localhost:9999/ => bingo.

We will probably not convince you, but there are way too many
alternatives to make the packaging effort worth the time.
Jean-Christophe Dubacq

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