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       weborf - Minimal webserver


       weborf [options]


       Weborf is a minimal webserver. Also has a limited support for webdav.
       This manual page documents Weborf's command-line parameters.     Weborf
       is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.


       -b, --basedir
              Must  be  followed  by  a  valid directory. Weborf will use this
              directory as root directory, and won't  send  files  located  in
              parent dirs. But it is still possible for server-side scripts to
              read contents located anywhere on the filesystem. Links are also
              a workaround to exit from the base directory.

       -a, --auth
              Must be followed by a unix socket listened by a program who will
              handle authentication. See the website for more details.

       -c, --cgi
              Must be followed by a list (separated with  commas  and  without
              spaces)  of  cgi  formats and the binary to execute that format.
              For   example:   .php,/usr/bin/php-cgi,.sh,/usr/bin/sh-cgi    In
              /etc/weborf.conf  there  is  a 'cgi' directive, corresponding to
              this option. It is used when launching weborf as SystemV daemon.

       -C, --cache
              Must be followed by a directory  that  will  be  used  to  store
              cached  files.   To  flush  the cache (empty that directory) you
              must send USR2 signal to the process.  It is  advised  to  flush
              the  cache  on reboot (manually or with kill) because some items
              might be invalid after a reboot but weborf would not know that.

       -T, --inetd
              Must be specified when using weborf with inetd  or  xinetd.   It
              will  be  still  necessary to specify the used port, to pass the
              correct value to the CGI scripts.   The  -u  directive  will  be
              ignored.  Daemon -d mode should not be used.

       -t, --tar
              If  used, instead of sending directory listing when requesting a
              directory, weborf will send a tar.gz file with  the  content  of
              that directory.  It is used mainly to share files and preserving
              their permissions.

       -x, --noexec
              When used, weborf will send scripts as if they were normal files
              instead of executing them and sending their output.

       -m, --mime
              When  used,  weborf  will  send  the  Content-Type header. It is
              strongli advised to use  it  when  using  weborf  as  production
              server  because  some  browsers  rely on this field.  This value
              will not affect the CGI pages.

       -i, --ip
              Must be followed by a valid IP address (v6 or v4,  depending  on
              how  weborf  was compiled. Run weborf -h to know it), and weborf
              will accept only connections directed to that specific  IP.   If
              the  IP  address  provided isn't used by a network device on the
              host, weborf will terminate.  By default weborf listens  to  all
              IP addresses on the local host.

       -p, --port
              Must  be  followed by a valid port number (between 1 and 65535),
              and weborf will listen to incoming connection on  the  specified
              port.   If  the  port is already used weborf will terminate.  To
              use low port numbers (less than 1024) it is necessary to execute
              the  process  as  root.   Thus  it  isn't  a  good idea to run a
              webserver with root privileges, so it  is  possible  to  specify
              another user.

       -V, --virtual
              Enables weborf to use virtualhosts. The basedir supplied with -b
              will be the default one (will be used if the requested  host  is
              unknown).     Every    virtualhost   must   be   in   the   form
              host[:port]=basedir. The port must be specified if the port used
              is  different  than  80.  And  the basedir must end with a /. To
              separate many virtualhosts, use a comma, and avoid  spaces.   To
              make  weborf  use  different virtualhosts on different ports, it
              will be necessary to launch many weborf's processes.

       -I, --index
              Must be followed by a list (separated with  commas  and  without
              spaces)  of  index files.  Weborf will try to load an index file
              following the order they're listed, and if none is found it will
              list the content of the directory.  In /etc/weborf.conf there is
              an 'indexes' directive, corresponding to this option. It is used
              when launching weborf as SystemV daemon.

       -u     Must  be  followed by a valid uid, different from 0. Weborf will
              use this user to do his work, but will bind to the network  port
              with  the  previous  user.  This mechanism is meant to let users
              execute it as root and use port 80, and then let it run  without
              root privileges.

       -d     Runs  weborf as a daemon. It will not terminate when it's father
              process terminates, and it will leave the shell free to  receive


       Weborf  is  able  to send dynamically generated pages using php-cgi (if
       installed).  When a filename ends with ".php", weborf will use  php  to
       execute  this  file before sending it to the client. The -c switch will
       override the default behavior.   It is also possible to create  scritps
       or binaries in other languages, just read rfc3875 to know how to handle


       0      Normal termination occured after a signal, a daemonization or  a
              print version and exit or so on...

       1      Basedir is not a directory

       2      Invalid IP address

       3      Port already in use

       4      Invalid port number

       5      Authentication socket doesn't exist or is not a unix socket

       6      Too  much  indexes  provided  as  parameter  to  -I  or  to  -c.
              Increasing MAXINDEXCOUNT in the file options.h  and  recompiling
              can  solve  the  problem.  But  providing a reasanable amount of
              index file names would be a better solution.

       7      Unable to allocate memory

       9      Unable to change UID

       10     Error with cache directory

       19     Invalid parameters on command line


              Prints the internal status of the socket's queue and threads  on
              the standard output







       Salvo "LtWorf" Tomaselli <>
       Salvo Rinaldi <>

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