[erlang-questions] Are you using {packet, http} ?

Joseph Wayne Norton <>
Mon Jul 14 17:07:30 CEST 2008


Just in case you haven't seen this article on trapexit.  Please see here:

http://www.trapexit.org/A_fast_web_server_demonstrating_some_undocumented_Erlang_features

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:41:29 +0900, Hans Huebner <>  
wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 16:20, Sverker Eriksson
> <> wrote:
>> A message from the OTP team:
>>
>> There is an undocumented socket packet mode that provides HTTP parsing.
> [...]
>> Am I stirring up any worried http-users out there?
>
> I am currently looking into Erlang because I need a web server front
> end that multiplexes many external connections to one HTTP backend
> server on a single persistent HTTP/1.1 connection.  I was about to ask
> in this list if there are any http client and server libraries that I
> could use, and if I understand your message correctly, the HTTP packet
> modes are just what I need.  So:  I can't be stirred up, but I'd
> really like to play around with this, so if you can point me to source
> code or anything else that might help me understand of to put sockets
> into HTTP packet mode, I'd greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thanks,
> Hans
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