kernel mode httpd/ftpd for FreeBSD?
phantom at FreeBSD.org.ua
Thu Feb 10 03:36:07 PST 2005
On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 01:19:45PM +0100, Max Laier wrote:
> On Monday 07 February 2005 10:20, CHOI Junho wrote:
> > Anyone knows about kernel-mode httpd/ftpd for FreeBSD? (just like tux
> > of linuxI searched several times but failed.
> No there is not. In my humble opinion it's a *really* bad idea to implement
> something that vulnarable to external attacks and buffer overflows inside the
> kernel. The often claimed performance benefit can as easily be achieved with
> accept filters (see esp. accf_http(9)) and kqueue(9). There is really no
> need to put this into the kernel.
Why not ? Having small and reliable kernel http server able to handle static
content only and limited functionality, would be useful in many cases.
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