newbie ?s

Paul Rubin http
Thu Jan 13 18:06:35 EST 2005

"Venkat B" <venkatbo at> writes:
> I'm looking build a CGI-capable SSL-enabled web-server around Python 2.4 on
> Linux.
> It is to handle ~25 hits possibly arriving "at once". Content is non-static
> and built by the execution of py cgi-scripts talking to a few backend
> processes.
> 1) I was wondering if anyone has opinions on the ability of CGIHTTPServer (a
> forking variant) to be able to handle this.

Why not use apache?

> 2) If so, would something like pyOpenSSL be useful to make such a webserver
> SSL-enabled.

I haven't used pyOpenSSL but I don't see any other way to do it.  Well
maybe mxCrypto which I haven't used either.  The SSL socket library
doesn't understand certificates.

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