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Benefits of moving to lighty over mini_httpd?
« on: November 26, 2005, 07:40:37 pm »
I saw that lighty has been moved back into the tree, which is great news.   As I understand it, using lighty will make captive portal really snappy but what are the other benefits we can expect to enjoy from the transition?

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Re: Benefits of moving to lighty over mini_httpd?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2005, 12:46:11 am »
I saw that lighty has been moved back into the tree, which is great news.   As I understand it, using lighty will make captive portal really snappy but what are the other benefits we can expect to enjoy from the transition?

Have you followed the mini_httpd bugs threads?  That alone makes it worth it.

Other than that:

  • fast-cgi
  • additional caching
  • bsd license
  • output-compression
  • doesnt need to fork for every incoming connection

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