[sf-lug] small linux distro to serve static web pages?

Jeff Bragg jackofnotrades at gmail.com
Mon May 17 18:58:34 PDT 2010

My mistake.  You said distro (and I don't have a good answer for that).

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Jeff Bragg <jackofnotrades at gmail.com>wrote:

> It sounds to me like virtually any webserver would do, and there must be a
> dozen or more that were written to be light-weight.  Lots of people have
> good things to say about lighttpd; I've also found "dhttpd" in debian
> package repositories, described as a "minimal secure webserver without
> cgi-bin support".  I would imagine either of these (or a host of others)
> would provide what you need.
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Nathan Hoover <nathan at foo-o-rama.com>wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> We've recently upgraded our environments to new load balancers, and one of
>> their capabilities is to redirect the browser to an "unavailable" page if
>> there are no web servers online in the load balancing pool. I need something
>> to serve up a basic HTML page stating that the system is down for
>> maintenance. Ideally it would play nicely under VMware, where it would be
>> running, and it needs no scripting capabilities. It seems like I am not the
>> only person with this kind of need and there might be some prefab solution
>> out there. Any ideas/suggestions?
>> Thanks!
>> Nathan
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