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STL WebServer

, 8 May 2000
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A set of classes written in STL that implement a web server
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  • Introduction

    This article presents code for a web server implemented using sockets and STL. The code for the web server was adapted from the httpsvr sample in MSDN. The visual interface has been removed. All of the the MFC code has been ripped out and converted to STL, and socket classes were implemented.

    The socket classes are:

    • Socket
    • ServerSocket

    These feed handler classes:

    • SocketHandler
    • ServerSocketHandler
    • HttpSocketHander

    Socket notification comes from the abstract class SocketNotify which SocketHandler implements. A reference can be passed in to override the notification.

    The http request classes are:

    • HttpBuffer
    • HttpRequest
    • HttpRquestProcess
    • HttpResponse

    The request class allows you to create requests or to store a request. The request process processes requests by passing in a pointer to a buffer. The request process class gets initial info like the URL and then forms a response.

    The startup code is in Server.cpp which declares an instance of HttpServer. To set up the code to run set the directory where your web pages are and then compile and run.

    I would like to here any comments on how to improve performance or how to better implement the web server. So if you get time email me at


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    David Hubbard

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    Comments and Discussions

    GeneralBUG REPORT: when input , IE dose NOT download the file but just show the rar file's content in IE itself Pinmemberadroitadroit203-Dec-06 17:17 
    GeneralRe: BUG REPORT: when input , IE dose NOT download the file but just show the rar file's content in IE itself Pinmembernickhalfasleep31-May-07 4:22 
    GeneralStream to output port PinmemberRobert Bielik11-Apr-06 22:12 
    GeneralWhen user often click it is very busy Pinmembergiga24-Apr-05 18:11 
    Generalsome bug fixes PinmemberMark Timperley22-Jan-02 7:11 
    GeneralRe: some bug fixes PinmemberJames Curran29-May-02 12:32 
    GeneralRe: some bug fixes Pinmemberrfmobile11-Oct-03 0:30 
    " It seems that the original author just didn't understand namespaces at all. The class StringUtil, which exist merely to group a collection of related functions, really should be a namespace."
    Perhaps the code was written at a time when namespace support was broken in MSVC.
    GeneralRe: some bug fixes PinmemberJames Curran11-Oct-03 4:50 
    Questiona Suggestion ?? 21:25 
    AnswerRe: a Suggestion ?? PinmemberJames Curran29-May-02 12:13 

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