kHTTPd, a Kernel-Based Web Server

Linux kernel developers realized that a kernel-based web server was needed.
Conclusions

kHTTPd might be a viable solution for web sites with high traffic and mostly static web pages. Using kHTTPd is very easy, and tests with this setup have shown a dramatic increase in throughput compared to standard user space web servers. The code itself has proven very stable and safe. Once again, Linux is a technology leader. Right on!

email: mbar@cmp.com

Moshe Bar (mbar@cmp.com) is an Israeli system administrator and OS researcher, who started learning UNIX on a PDP-11 with AT&T Unix Release 6 back in 1981. He holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science. Visit Moshe's web site at http://www.moelabs.com/.

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