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Power of C++ - Developing a Portable HTTP Server with Python Interpreter using Boost, TinyXML

, 1 Jun 2008
This article describes portable networking library (ahttp) and small HTTP server - result of modern C++ programming approaches investigation
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<settings>

	<!-- timeouts defined in seconds -->
	<!-- 
		Default values in code:
		workers-count="500"
		pooling-enabled="true"
		worker-life-time="300"

			keep-alive-timeout = "5"
			server-socket-timeout = "900"
			command-socket-timeout = "30" 
			response-buffer-size = "2048576" bytes-->

	<server
		 version = "ahttp 0.1"
		 port="5555"
		 workers-count="500"
		pooling-enabled="true"
		worker-life-time="60"
		 command-port="5556"
		 root="root"
		 
		keep-alive-enabled = "true"
		keep-alive-timeout = "10"
		 server-socket-timeout = "900"
		 command-socket-timeout = "30"
		response-buffer-size = "2048576"
		 max-chunk-size = "65535"
		 
		 directory-config-file="directory.config"
		>
		

		<!-- log-level: "Debug", "Info", "Warning", "Error" - if none of them - then debug -->
		<log log-level="debug" max-file-size="4194304">
			
            <!-- {app-path} - path to directory where application is located (with trailing slash),
				 {timestamp} - generated timestamp -->
			<path>{app-path}log\server_{timestamp}.log</path>
		</log>

		<mime-types file="{app-path}mime-types.config" />
        
		<handlers>
			<handler name="python_handler" default-ext=".py">
				<path>{app-path}python_handler.dll</path>
				<parameter name="uploads-dir">c:\temp\python_handler\</parameter>
			</handler>
		</handlers>
		
	</server>

	<!-- virtual-path for root: "/"
        charset - will be used when FS content is shown   -->
	<directory name="root"
		browsing-enabled="true"
        charset="Windows-1251"> 
        
		<path>{app-path}web</path> 
		
		<default-documents>
			<add>index.html</add>
			<add>index.htm</add>
			<add>main.html</add>
		</default-documents>

		<!-- ext="*" - will be applied to all requests -->
		<!-- ext="." - will be applied to directory/file without extension -->
		<handlers>
			<register name="python_handler" />
			<register name="python_handler" ext=".pyhtml"/>
		</handlers>
		
		<!-- Record attributes: 
				{name} - name of item, 
				{size} - size of item in kb,
				{url} - url to open item
				{time} - last modify dat/time of item,
				{page-url} - url to current page
				{parent-url} - url to parent directory
				{files-count} - files count in current directory
				{directories-count} - sub-directories count in current directory
				{errors-count} - reading errors count 
				{tab} - will be replaced with '\t'
		-->
		<header-template>
			&lt;html&gt;
			&lt;head&gt;
			&lt;title&gt;Directory content: {page-url}&lt;/title&gt;
			&lt;style&gt;
			BODY { padding: 10px; margin: 10px; font: 10pt Tahoma, Arial; color: #000;}
			H1 {font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold; }
			HR {height:1px; border: 1px solid #333; color: #333;}
			TABLE {font-size: 100%;}
			TD {padding: 1px 10px 0px 10px; text-align: left; }

			&lt;/style&gt;
			&lt;/head&gt;
			&lt;body&gt;
			&lt;h1&gt;Directory: &lt;i&gt;{page-url}&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;
			&lt;hr /&gt;
			&lt;table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"&gt;
		</header-template>
		
		<parent-directory-template >
			&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td colspan="4" style="padding-bottom: 10px;"&gt;&lt;a href="{parent-url}"&gt;[parent directory]&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;
		</parent-directory-template>

		<directory-template>
			&lt;tr&gt;
			&lt;td&gt;{time}&lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;td&gt; &amp;lt;dir&amp;gt; &lt;/td&gt;
            &lt;td&gt; &lt;img border="0" align="middle" src="/images/icon_dir.gif"/&gt; &lt;/td&gt;
            &lt;td&gt; &lt;a href="{url}"&gt;  {name}&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;/tr&gt;
		</directory-template>
		
		<virtual-directory-template >
			&lt;tr&gt;
			&lt;td&gt;{time}&lt;/td&gt;					 
			&lt;td&gt; &amp;lt;virtual&amp;gt; &lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;td&gt; &lt;img border="0" align="middle" src="/images/icon_virtual_dir.gif"/&gt; &lt;/td&gt;
            &lt;td&gt;&lt;a href="{url}"&gt;{name}&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;/tr&gt;
		</virtual-directory-template>
		
		<file-template >
			&lt;tr&gt;
			&lt;td&gt;{time}&lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;td&gt;{size}&lt;/td&gt;
            &lt;td&gt; &lt;img border="0" align="middle" src="/images/icon_file.gif"/&gt; &lt;/td&gt;
            &lt;td&gt;&lt;a href="{url}"&gt;{name}&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;
			&lt;/tr&gt;
		</file-template>

		<footer-template>
			&lt;/table&gt;
			&lt;hr /&gt;
			Files: {files-count}&lt;br&gt;
			Directories: {directories-count}&lt;br&gt;
			Reading errors: {errors-count}
			&lt;hr /&gt;
			&lt;/body&gt;
			&lt;/html&gt;
		</footer-template>

	</directory>

	<directory name="disk_c"
			parent="root">
		<virtual-path>disk_c</virtual-path>
		<path>c:\</path>
	</directory>

    
</settings>

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