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ANNOUNCE: The Boa webserver, v0.90

From: Paul Phillips <paulp@cerf.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 11:02:56 -0700
Message-Id: <199509201802.LAA15642@nic.cerf.net>
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org, www-managers@lists.stanford.edu, linux-ucsd@primus.com
(Followups to comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix, please)

I'm releasing Boa a little bit eariler than I'd like, but if I don't
do it now it may be a while.  <URL:http://www.cerf.net/~paulp/boa/>
Here's an excerpt from the README:

  This is the Boa webserver, version 0.90beta.  Boa is a singletasking
  http server.  That means that unlike traditional webservers, it does
  not fork for each incoming connection, nor does it fork many copies of
  itself to handle multiple connections.  It internally multiplexes all
  of the ongoing http connections, and forks only for CGI programs
  (which must be separate processes.)

  The primary design goals of Boa are speed and security, though it may not
  achieve reasonable speed; we'll see. [...]

Boa is written in C and currently only runs properly on Linux.  It is 
distributed under the GNU general public license.  I hope some of you find 
it interesting and/or useful.


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Received on Wednesday, 20 September 1995 14:02:57 UTC

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