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Start a change log for version 3.29.0. check-in: 4e1bc9c5f0 user: drh tags: trunk
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Updates to the althttpd.md documentation. check-in: 7dcc5545d1 user: drh tags: trunk
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Fix a typo in althttpd.c - restore the behavior of index.cgi. check-in: 8cda91e897 user: drh tags: trunk
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all characters other than ASCII alphanumerics into "_".  The result
determines which subdirectory to use for content.  If nothing matches,
the "default.website" directory is used as a fallback.

For example, if the Host parameter is "www.SQLite.org" then the name is
translated into "www\_sqlite\_org.website" and that is the directory
used to serve content.  If the Host parameter is "fossil-scm.org" then
the "fossil\_scm\_org.website" directory is used.  Oftentimes, two more
more names refer to the same website.  For example, fossil-scm.org,
www.fossil-scm.org, fossil-scm.com, and www.fossil-scm.com are all the
same website.  In that case, typically only one of the directories is
a real directory and the others are symbolic links.

On a minimal installation that only hosts a single website, it suffices
to have a single subdirectory named "default.website".
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the HTTP request URI.  Files that are marked as executable are run
as CGI.  Non-executable files with a name that ends with ".scgi"
and that have content of the form "SCGI hostname port" relay an SCGI
request to hostname:port. All other non-executable files are delivered
as-is.

If the request URI specifies the name of a directory within *.website,
then althttpd appends "/index.html" and "/index.cgi", in that order,
looking for a match.

If a prefix of a URI matches the name of an executable file then that
file is run as CGI.  For as-is content, the request URI must exactly
match the name of the file.

For content delivered as-is, the MIME-type is deduced from the filename
extension using a table that is compiled into althttpd.
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     stored in the REMOTE_USER environment variable so that it can be
     accessed by CGI scripts.  NAME and LOGIN are usually the same,
     but can be different.

  *  <b>anyone</b>

     If the "anyone" line is encountered, it means that any request is
     allowed through, even if there is not username and password provided.
     This line is useful in combination with "http-redirect" to cause
     all ordinary HTTP requests to redirect to HTTPS without requiring
     login credentials.

Basic Authentication Examples
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all characters other than ASCII alphanumerics into "_".  The result
determines which subdirectory to use for content.  If nothing matches,
the "default.website" directory is used as a fallback.

For example, if the Host parameter is "www.SQLite.org" then the name is
translated into "www\_sqlite\_org.website" and that is the directory
used to serve content.  If the Host parameter is "fossil-scm.org" then
the "fossil\_scm\_org.website" directory is used.  Oftentimes, two or
more names refer to the same website.  For example, fossil-scm.org,
www.fossil-scm.org, fossil-scm.com, and www.fossil-scm.com are all the
same website.  In that case, typically only one of the directories is
a real directory and the others are symbolic links.

On a minimal installation that only hosts a single website, it suffices
to have a single subdirectory named "default.website".
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the HTTP request URI.  Files that are marked as executable are run
as CGI.  Non-executable files with a name that ends with ".scgi"
and that have content of the form "SCGI hostname port" relay an SCGI
request to hostname:port. All other non-executable files are delivered
as-is.

If the request URI specifies the name of a directory within *.website,
then althttpd appends "/home", "/index.html", and "/index.cgi", in
that order, looking for a match.

If a prefix of a URI matches the name of an executable file then that
file is run as CGI.  For as-is content, the request URI must exactly
match the name of the file.

For content delivered as-is, the MIME-type is deduced from the filename
extension using a table that is compiled into althttpd.
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     stored in the REMOTE_USER environment variable so that it can be
     accessed by CGI scripts.  NAME and LOGIN are usually the same,
     but can be different.

  *  <b>anyone</b>

     If the "anyone" line is encountered, it means that any request is
     allowed, even if there is no username and password provided.
     This line is useful in combination with "http-redirect" to cause
     all ordinary HTTP requests to redirect to HTTPS without requiring
     login credentials.

Basic Authentication Examples
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