[fpc-pascal] Re: Embedded web server

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Feb 25 11:13:39 CET 2011

On Fri, 25 Feb 2011, Ben wrote:

> Op 2011-02-25 11:47, Jorge Aldo G. de F. Junior het geskryf:
>> iirc aservia was an experiment.
> Oh. So what everything is the different between Aservia vs nYume?
>> why would you choose aservia over lightwebserver ?
> I was just looking at what aservia can do. I haven't played with
> lightwebserver either. What I like about nYume, is the no dependency on
> external code/libraries/components. nYume only uses what is included
> with FPC already.
> It took me 5 minutes to get nYume to compile under the latest FPC 2.4.3
> (64-bit linux).
> We have a product that will require an embedded web server, so nYume
> looks like a good choice. We just need to test its CGI support thoroughly.
> Now, does anybody know if one can run a [embedded] webserver like nYume
> as a standard desktop user under Linux? Without doing something like:
>  $ sudo ./nYume

As far as I know:

Not unless you let it listen on a port >1024. Ports < 1024 are restricted
to root. Apache and so on first listen to the port, and then change user 
to  a user with lower rights.

At least, it used to be so 10 years ago. Maybe things got less strict these days.


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