python-simple-http-server

#!/usr/bin/env python

from http.server import BaseHTTPRequestHandler, HTTPServer

HTTPRequestHandler class

class testHTTPServer_RequestHandler(BaseHTTPRequestHandler):

GET

def do_GET(self):

Send response status code

self.send_response(200)

Send headers

self.send_header(‘Content-type’,’text/html’)
self.end_headers()

Send message back to client

message = self.path

Write content as utf-8 data

self.wfile.write(bytes(message, “utf8”))
return

def run():
print(‘starting server…’)

Server settings

Choose port 8080, for port 80, which is normally used for a http server, you need root access

server_address = (‘127.0.0.1’, 8081)
httpd = HTTPServer(server_address, testHTTPServer_RequestHandler)
print(‘running server…’)
httpd.serve_forever()

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