[erlang-questions] Handling non http in mochiweb

Ryan Huffman <>
Tue Aug 16 23:45:03 CEST 2011


Does it have to be the same port?  You could use gen_tcp to listen to
connections on a different port and handle the traffic however you would
like.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 2:40 PM, ori brost <> wrote:

> I am using mochiweb for a server that may also get a TCP connction to
> which the client sends a simple string (without a newline, the string
> is not http). Mochiweb uses HTTP sockets and therefore fails to detect
> this (i dont even get http_error that i can easily get in mochiweb).
> How can I solve this? Ideally I wish to change mochiweb code to do
> setopt({packet, http_or_raw}) but this kind of thing does not exist.
> How would you recommend handling this? my current idea was to modify
> mochiweb and use erlang:decode_packet, is there a better approach?
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