ACME Updates

17sep1999 mini_httpd

Released mini_httpd. This is an old-fashioned forking web server, making a new process for each request, just like the first version of NCSA before they invented pre-forking. It's intended as a simple testbed for trying out things like SSL. It's surprisingly fast, though. On my old 100MHz Pentium it clocked 70 ops/sec, 90% as fast as Apache on that platform. I suppose forks are pretty fast when the program's size is minuscule - the executable is only 8KB.

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