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a minimal http server in python. Responds to GET, HEAD, POST requests, but will fail on anything else.
#!/usr/bin/env python
"""
Very simple HTTP server in python.
Usage::
./dummy-web-server.py [<port>]
Send a GET request::
curl http://localhost
Send a HEAD request::
curl -I http://localhost
Send a POST request::
curl -d "foo=bar&bin=baz" http://localhost
"""
from BaseHTTPServer import BaseHTTPRequestHandler, HTTPServer
import SocketServer
class S(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):
def _set_headers(self):
self.send_response(200)
self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/html')
self.end_headers()
def do_GET(self):
self._set_headers()
self.wfile.write("<html><body><h1>hi!</h1></body></html>")
def do_HEAD(self):
self._set_headers()
def do_POST(self):
# Doesn't do anything with posted data
self._set_headers()
self.wfile.write("<html><body><h1>POST!</h1></body></html>")
def run(server_class=HTTPServer, handler_class=S, port=80):
server_address = ('', port)
httpd = server_class(server_address, handler_class)
print 'Starting httpd...'
httpd.serve_forever()
if __name__ == "__main__":
from sys import argv
if len(argv) == 2:
run(port=int(argv[1]))
else:
run()

mhchia commented Jun 24, 2016

Is import SocketServer unneeded ?!

dneyirp commented Aug 8, 2016

No import SocketServer is not needed and can be removed.

dneyirp commented Aug 8, 2016

Nice project.

Just one thing to add to it, if you want access to the POSTed data you do so like this:

def do_POST(self):
        # Doesn't do anything with posted data
        content_length = int(self.headers['Content-Length']) # <--- Gets the size of data
        post_data = self.rfile.read(content_length) # <--- Gets the data itself
        self._set_headers()
        self.wfile.write("<html><body><h1>POST!</h1></body></html>")

Great job, this it what I finding, print the post data

Nice

Oh, and to print the POSTed data:

    def do_POST(self):
        # Doesn't do anything with posted data
        content_length = int(self.headers['Content-Length']) # <--- Gets the size of data
        post_data = self.rfile.read(content_length) # <--- Gets the data itself
        self._set_headers()
        self.wfile.write("<html><body><h1>POST!</h1><pre>" + post_data + "</pre></body></html>")

pincioc commented Jan 6, 2017

def do_POST(self):
    # Doesn't do anything with posted data
    content_length = int(self.headers['Content-Length']) # <--- Gets the size of data
    post_data = self.rfile.read(content_length) # <--- Gets the data itself
    print post_data # <-- Print post data
    self._set_headers()

ml693 commented Feb 4, 2017

Nice, I would welcome very much if someone could answer the following:

suppose I post .txt file to this server. How to make server save this file in its local directory?
What's the extra code inside do_POST(self) for that?

tarvos21 commented Mar 15, 2017 edited

Great script, thanks! Is there a Python3 version?

derdigge commented Apr 12, 2017 edited

@tarvos21:

just stumbled in here by google result. That one works 4 me in python3

#!/usr/bin/python3

import socket
from http.server import BaseHTTPRequestHandler, HTTPServer
import time

hostName = ""
hostPort = 80

class MyServer(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):

	#	GET is for clients geting the predi
	def do_GET(self):
		self.send_response(200)
		self.wfile.write(bytes("<p>You accessed path: %s</p>" % self.path, "utf-8"))

	#	POST is for submitting data.
	def do_POST(self):

		print( "incomming http: ", self.path )

		content_length = int(self.headers['Content-Length']) # <--- Gets the size of data
		post_data = self.rfile.read(content_length) # <--- Gets the data itself
		self.send_response(200)

		client.close()

		#import pdb; pdb.set_trace()


myServer = HTTPServer((hostName, hostPort), MyServer)
print(time.asctime(), "Server Starts - %s:%s" % (hostName, hostPort))

try:
	myServer.serve_forever()
except KeyboardInterrupt:
	pass

myServer.server_close()
print(time.asctime(), "Server Stops - %s:%s" % (hostName, hostPort))```

Any help to make this work for HTTPS as well?
I explored SSL and wrote some sample code using the examples here: SSL Python3 docs. I can capture the data in connstream, but still not sure how to handle the path in GET/POST requests.

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