busybox and small scripting languages on FreeBSD ? (was Re: 80 Mb / enough for 7.x? OK to delete /stand/ and /modules/ ?)

Jeremy Bogan jeremy at segpub.com.au
Sun Aug 3 02:52:53 UTC 2008

Nginx works nicely in a small environment.

On 03/08/2008, at 9:36 AM, Luigi Rizzo wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 04:07:47PM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
>> Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> ...
>>> Also, what would you suggest as a small scripting language to be  
>>> used
>>> in this kind of platform for implementing CGI scripts (and  
>>> preferably
>>> able to use sockets/select) ?
> ...
>> Not sure about scripting languages but what's really needed is a
>> lightweight http solution that supports ssl.  This can go a long way
>> before you get to php et. al.  My last project of this sort used
>> tinyhttp (I think, whichever one Jeff Pozkanzer did) and php.  But we
>> didn't try to fit in flash, we used compact flash parts.  I think
>> tinyhttpd+php is also what m0n0wall and pfsense use but haven't  
>> looked
>> in a while.
> I think this http/ssl problem is reasonably well addressed by
> mini_httpd (this is Jeff Pozkanzer's code, about 50kb) and a small
> SSL library which you find in ports/security/xyssl (300kb).
> Mini_httpd uses the regular openssl libraries, but the xyssl API is
> reasonably similar to the SSL_* calls in openssl so it should be
> relatively straightforward to use in mini_httpd -- I did this in
> another project, even though only on the client side of https
> http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/FreeBSD/minixmlrpc/
> and it took very short time to adapt the code from openssl to xyssl.
> 	cheers
> 	luigi
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