http Server Tutorial

by Jack Richins

This is a paper I wrote in college – cool that it’s still being used. This paper describes how to implement a simple web server. It was a lot of fun doing the original paper/server. We did it in Java – sometime in 1996 I believe. It was cool to see how simple a web server can be. It really helps writing one to understand what is going on everytime you access a web page. It looks like Ryan (a later TA is looks like) rewrote it a little so it can be done from C/C++ rather than Java.