WEBrick is an HTTP server toolkit that can be configured as an HTTPS server, a proxy server, and a virtual-host server.
WEBrick features complete logging of both server operations and HTTP access.
WEBrick supports both basic and digest authentication in addition to algorithms not in RFC 2617.
A WEBrick server can be composed of multiple WEBrick servers or servlets to provide differing behavior on a per-host or per-path basis. WEBrick includes servlets for handling CGI scripts, ERB pages, Ruby blocks and directory listings.
WEBrick also includes tools for daemonizing a process and starting a process at a higher privilege level and dropping permissions.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install webrick
To create a new WEBrick::HTTPServer that will listen to connections on port 8000 and serve documents from the current user's public_html folder:
require 'webrick' root = File.expand_path '~/public_html' server = WEBrick::HTTPServer.new :Port => 8000, :DocumentRoot => root
To run the server you will need to provide a suitable shutdown hook as starting the server blocks the current thread:
trap 'INT' do server.shutdown end server.start
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake test to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/ruby/webrick.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the 2-Clause BSD License.