[Tutor] Small python web server suitable for web cam streams?

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Wed Jan 14 17:21:56 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Wesley Brooks <wesbrooks at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a machine which runs for extended periods of time, and often into
> days rather than just hours. I would like to set up the computer so that it
> hosts a simple web page displaying current status information, and a feed
> from a web camera which is viewing the business end of the machine. This web
> site will not be opened to the wider internet, just kept as open access to
> all machines on the local network. There is currently no requirement for any
> control from the user end, just to view the page or pages.

Will the web server generate the status page and talk to the camera,
or is it just showing static data that comes from somewhere else?

If the data is generated outside the server you can use IIS or Apache
to display them. If you are generating pages in the server then
something simple like CherryPy might be a good choice, rather than one
of the full-featured web frameworks.


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