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

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:35 AM, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 12:27:14PM +0200, Salvo 'LtWorf' Tomaselli wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 September 2010 12:02:38 Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:
>> > 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.
>> you convinced me, and i was well aware of that.
>> But how can i convince someone with an apple that he has to download gcc and
>> compile nc or even worst convince someone with windows?
> Someone with an apple or windows doesn't need a debian package of woof.
> And someone with debian has nc.

That, and you don't really need nc on the client side. I believe most
browsers would download the file even though nc won't send any HTTP
headers. If that's not the case, try something like:

printf 'HTTP/1.0 200 OK\nContent-Type: application/octet-stream\n\n' |
cat - /etc/passwd | nc -l 9999

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