[erlang-questions] inets for web services? (Tom Samplonius)
Ingela Anderton Andin
Fri Apr 27 09:09:33 CEST 2007
Tom Samplonius wrote:
>> Modules should have a default value the required attributes of
>> httpd.conf should be: server_name, port, server_root, document_root.
> Well, if Modules is not specified in the config file, I get this error:
> :~/erlang$ erl -config inets
> Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.5.4 [source] [hipe]
> Eshell V5.5.4 (abort with ^G)
> 1> application:start(inets).
> =ERROR REPORT==== 26-Apr-2007::17:25:25 ===
> failed to create child spec for
> due to: "httpd_conf: Modules must be specified in the config file"
> It seems pretty clear that "Modules" is both mandatory, and must be set.
Well you are absolutely right, there seems to be a glitch between the
the actual implementation. I will put it on the todo lists of
improvements of the httpd-server.
> I'm interested in the later. I was shocked to see that inets httpd is basically an Apache clone, so it is hard to get at the just the httpd bits. I guess an Apache clone is useful if you want to enable a web server on your router.
As I mentioned before we are working on improving the start options of
the http-server so
that you should be able to start it as a dynamic service without a
httpd.conf file. The reason why
it is more or less an Apache clone I do not really know, that was a
design decision made at least a
decade ago (by people no longer employed by OTP) and probably it made
sense at the time. With backward comparability requirements it is as
it is, but there is always a possibility for new features and changes
that do not break old stuff.
Regards Ingela - OTP team
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