Nhttpd/Nostromo Web Server Configuration for Werc

Contributed by nsz, thanks!

The last two sections are relevant: aliases (to make non-content site material, like css, available) and virtual hosts (the document root is set to werc.rc so it will handle every request).

# MAIN [MANDATORY]

servername      main.host.com
serveradmin     admin[at]mail.com
serverroot      /var/nostromo
servermimes     conf/mimes
logpid          logs/nhttpd.pid
logaccess       logs/access_log
docroot         /var/nostromo/htdocs
docindex        index.html

# SETUID [RECOMMENDED]

user            nhttpd

# BASIC AUTHENTICATION [OPTIONAL]
#...

# SSL [OPTIONAL]
#...

# CUSTOM RESPONSES [OPTIONAL]
#...

# HOMEDIRS [OPTIONAL]
#...

# ALIASES [OPTIONAL]

/pub            /path/to/werc/pub
# The following line doesn't work because nhttpd doesn't support file aliases yet.
#/favicon.ico        /path/to/werc/pub/default_favicon.ico

# VIRTUAL HOSTS [OPTIONAL]

vhost1.com      /path/to/werc/bin/werc.rc
vhost2.com      /path/to/werc/bin/werc.rc
#...

To use werc on main.host.com as well just set docroot to /path/to/werc/bin/werc.rc and set docindex to empty string.

There was a bug in nhttpd <=1.9, it did not set SERVER_NAME properly (left it main.host.com). To solve this problem just add a

SERVER_NAME=$HTTP_HOST

line somewhere at the top of werc.rc.


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