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Daemonize nc - Transmit a file like a http server

Terminal - Daemonize nc - Transmit a file like a http server
while ( nc -l 80 < /file.htm > : ) ; do : ; done &
2012-01-02 02:17:25
User: Zulu
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Daemonize nc - Transmit a file like a http server

Allow to launch nc like a daemon, in background until you still stop it.

You can stop it with kill %1 (jobs method) or kill PID.

The -k option can force nc to listen another connection, but if you use redirection, it will work only one time.

The loop's inside doesn't do anything, but we can imagine to send a message to screen when a connection is established

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What others think

Very nice, but why stop at a static file:

COUNT=0; while ( nc -l 80 <<< "You are connection $COUNT" > :) ; do ((COUNT++)) ; done &

Gives the output:

curl localhost You are connection 1 curl localhost You are connection 2
Comment by flatcap 242 weeks and 5 days ago

Cool, although would lean toward a non-privileged port as its less hassle.

Comment by zlemini 242 weeks and 3 days ago

I really like webfs for this type of http serving: http://goo.gl/sVWQ3

Comment by kaji 239 weeks and 5 days ago

@kaji :

Thanks to share that package.

I didn't know it !

Comment by Zulu 238 weeks and 3 days ago

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