Facing the world with SimpleHTTPServer

Irmen de Jong irmen at -nospam-remove-this-xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 19 00:54:04 CEST 2004


Jed Parsons wrote:
> Hola -
> 
> I'm curious about using SimpleHTTPServer as the web server on my home
> machine.  It would pretty much just be hit by me, search robots, and
> automated attacks :)
> 
> So, before I ditch apache for the fun, all-python setup, are there any
> security concerns about using SimpleHTTPServer?
> Thanks for any advice/info,
> 
> Jed
> 

Security concerns: I don't really know, but there is one nasty
problem with it: it reports an invalid content-length for text files.
(sourceforce patch 839496).

--Irmen



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