A simple web server mainly based on ideas from Jasper Schuurmans Netduino web server

Dependents:   RdBlindsServer SpideyWallWeb RdGasUseMonitor

A fast and reliable web server for MBED! http://robdobson.com/2015/08/a-reliable-mbed-webserver/

It has a very neat way to implement REST commands and can serve files from local storage (on LPC1768 for instance) and from SD cards. It also has a caching facility which is particularly useful for serving files from local storage.

The server can be run in the main() thread (and has a sub-2ms response time if this is done) or in a mbed-rtos thread which increases the response time to (a still respectable) 30ms or so.

The latest project that uses this is here - https://developer.mbed.org/users/Bobty/code/SpideyWallWeb/

int main (void)
    // Ethernet interface

    // Connect ethernet

    // Init the web server
    pc.printf("Starting web server\r\n");
    char* baseWebFolder = "/sd/";  // should be /sd/ for SDcard files - not used for local file system
    RdWebServer webServer;
    // Add commands to handle the home page and favicon
    webServer.addCommand("", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_LOCALFILE, NULL, "index.htm", true);
    webServer.addCommand("favicon.ico", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_LOCALFILE, NULL, NULL, true);
    // Add the lightwall control commands
    webServer.addCommand("name", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_CALLBACK, &lightwallGetSystemName);
    webServer.addCommand("clear", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_CALLBACK, &lightwallClear);
    webServer.addCommand("rawfill", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_CALLBACK, &lightwallRawFill);
    webServer.addCommand("fill", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_CALLBACK, &lightwallFill);
    webServer.addCommand("showleds", RdWebServerCmdDef::CMD_CALLBACK, &lightwallShowLeds);
    // Start the server
    webServer.init(WEBPORT, &led4, baseWebFolder);


// Get system name - No arguments required
char* lightwallGetSystemName(int method, char*cmdStr, char* argStr, char* msgBuffer, int msgLen, 
                int contentLen, unsigned char* pPayload, int payloadLen, int splitPayloadPos)
    // Perform any required actions here ....

    // ...

    // Return the system name
    return systemName;

This server was originally based on a Netduino web server from Jasper Schuurmans but has been optimised for speed.

Mon Feb 08 14:08:42 2016 +0000
Fixed RTOS namespace issue

Who changed what in which revision?

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Bobty 28:99036ff32459 1 // RdWebServer - Simple Web Server for MBED
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 2 // Copyright (C) Rob Dobson 2013-2016, MIT License
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 3 // Inspired by Jasper Schuurmans multi-threaded web server for Netduino which now seems to have gone from ...
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 4 // http://www.schuurmans.cc/multi-threaded-web-server-for-netduino-plus
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 5 // More details at http://robdobson.com/2013/10/moving-my-window-shades-control-to-mbed/
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 6
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 7 #ifndef RD_WEB_SERVER_DEFS
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 8 #define RD_WEB_SERVER_DEFS
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 9
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 10 // Setting RDWEB_DEBUG to 4 causes all debugging to be shown
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 11 #define RDWEB_DEBUG 2
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 12
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 13 // Change the settings below to support a local file system (not available on some MBEDs)
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 14 //#define SUPPORT_LOCAL_FILESYSTEM 1
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 15 //#define SUPPORT_LOCAL_FILE_CACHE 1
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 16 //#define SUPPORT_SD_FILESYSTEM 1
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 17
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 18 // Change this to support display of files on the server
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 19 // #define SUPPORT_FOLDER_VIEW 1
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 20
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 21 // IP Stack choice (if not defined use standard Ethernet library
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 22 //#define RD_WEB_SERVER_USE_CC3000 1
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 23
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 24 #ifdef RD_WEB_SERVER_CC3000
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 25 #include "cc3000.h"
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 26 #include "TCPSocketConnection.h"
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 27 #include "TCPSocketServer.h"
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 28 #else
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 29 #include "EthernetInterface.h"
Bobty 29:46998f2e458f 30 #endif
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 31
Bobty 28:99036ff32459 32 #endif