[erlang-questions] inets for web services?

Toby Thain <>
Sat Apr 28 00:50:47 CEST 2007


On 26-Apr-07, at 2:14 AM, Tom Samplonius wrote:

>
>   I need to build a very simple web service (REST), as part of a  
> simple async messaging server.  However, using inets seems to be a  
> bit of challenge.  It is a full blown web server, and the  
> documentation is pretty dense.  Is there better documentation than:
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/inets/part_frame.html
>
> ?
>
> The first problem, I found is "Modules" is a required directive  
> (which is not mentioned).  And "BindAddress *" is not only not the  
> default, or it does not work on FreeBSD, as I had to explicitly  
> define the IP.
>
>   Is there any documentation on a minimal inets config for a web  
> service?  It looks like I need a minimum, of a inets.config,  
> httpd.conf, and a mime.types file too.

Perhaps this may help: http://telegraphics.com.au/svn/ettt/trunk (an  
instance is running at http://ettt.smartgames.ca:8080/)

It's a simple REST-like web app, but with a bias towards supporting  
browser as client. In particular it includes minimal configuration  
for inets, yaws, and pico (see README for how-to).

--Toby

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>
> Tom
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