cowboy me, 2.0: jose nazario beauty and the street

computer innards 1

the inside of beth's old dell.

a friend has an assignment to write a small HTTP daemon that's fully threaded. since i'm also interested in learning how to work with threads more successfully, i decided to try this, too. my start is missing key functionality and seems broken on anything but OS X (segfaults), but it's a start ... and one that i'll probably abandon. i don't have much need for such a beast.

other very tiny fully threaded HTTP daemons:

why do this? it's fast, and actually works for a bunch of content (static content, mainly), and is far more lightweight than a forked model like Apache uses. i still see threads as one of two basic solutions to the high performance problem (the other basic one being an aggressive event driven model), but still overused by overzealous CS students (along with not so OOP C++).



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