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

On Tuesday 07 September 2010 00:22:26 brian m. carlson wrote:

> We have a lot of web servers in Debian.  Could you provide a long
> description for the package that helps an adminstrator decide why she
> might want to install woof instead of some other lightweight web
> server?

I maintain a similar package (weborf), but yet with some differences.

Weborf uses a basedirectory param while woof can use a directory or a file.
Weborf will not limit the number of connections.
Woof would tar a directory and weborf would produce an html list of files.
Weborf does not support file upload in the same way. The user would be forced 
to use a CGI script. Or, weborf supports the PUT method, but no browser does.
Weborf is also meant to be used as a normal webserver, and woof is not.

I think the upload option and the tar of directory are quite convenient.


Salvo Tomaselli

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