httpd, in.httpd, dir2html - a web server for Minix 2 and Minix 3

     httpd [-t|-v] [config_file]

     tcpd http /usr/local/bin/in.httpd &

     dir2html [directory]

     Httpd is a World Wide Web (WWW) server written by Michael Temari.  It was
     written  from  scratch  so  the  setup and configuration will not be like
     other web servers.

     In.httpd is linked to httpd. This alternate name is used to indicate  the
     program  is a server that is started by tcpd (8), a program which listens
     for  incoming  TCP  connections  on   the   passed   port   (defined   in
     /etc/services).   When  a  connection  comes in tcpd forks and starts the
     given daemon program, after possibly checking for access restrictions and
     logging  the  connection.  Therefore, to enable in.httpd to start you use
     (in a startup script):

     tcpd http /usr/local/bin/in.httpd &


     daemonize tcpd http /usr/local/bin/in.httpd

     (daemonize is a shell function defined in /usr/etc/rc in Minix 2.0.3  and
     later  releases which starts programs as daemons).  To enable or reenable
     in.httpd from the command line a user a system administrator  should  use
     intr (8), like this:

     intr -d tcpd http /usr/local/bin/in.httpd &

     to start tcpd as a daemon (getting input from /dev/null,  writing  output
     to /dev/log, and not part of a process group).

     Dir2html is an  accessory  program  that  produces  a  directory  listing
     formatted  as  a  web  page  for the current directory or for a directory
     specified as an argument. It  is  called  by  httpd  when  a  web  client
     references   a   directory  that  includes  no  index.html  file  (or  an
     alternative to index.html that may be defined in /etc/httpd.conf).  Since
     it  writes  to  standard  output  it  may  also be called as a standalone

     Options for httpd are:


     -t   This tells the server to parse the configuration file  so  that  you
          can see if it is the way you want it.  You may also pass the name of
          your configuration file if it is not the default /etc/httpd.conf.

     -v   Shows the server version, then exits.

          normally /etc/httpd.conf


     /etc/httpd.conf          The configuration file.

     /etc/httpd.mtype Extension to configuration file defining MIME types.

     /usr/adm/httpd.log Log file. The file must exist for logging to begin.

     httpd.conf(5), http_status(5), serv.access(5), intr(8), tcpd(8).

     This server has been tested on both Minix 2 and Minix 3.

     Running a server exposed to the Internet is risky to the host system  and
     to  the  local  network. Consult with the owner of your net before you go
     public. Read the SECURITY document  in  the  source  directory  (probably

     The tcpd (8) man page needs to be written. The important thing to know is
     that  if  the  access control file /etc/serv.access exists tcpd will exec
     its paranoid twin, tcpdp, which will deny access from any IP for which  a
     name cannot be found.

     None are known, but there are surely some unknown ones. Be careful!

     The Minix httpd server was created by and is maintained by Michael Temari

     This man page was compiled by Al Woodhull <>

     This man page is applicable to Minix 2 and Minix 3 releases through Minix
     3.1.2a. This page was not part of the standard set of man pages for Minix
     releases through Minix 3.1.2a.