[plt-scheme] HTTPS and the PLT Web Server

From: maxigas (maxigas at anargeek.net)
Date: Tue Nov 11 18:49:27 EST 2008


That's really cool, i am totally thrilled about the possibility!

Maybe this would change the More.. document also?  Because it includes HTTPS instructions at the
end, no?  Btw, i am almost finished with that one. :) Of course it's also an issue of which
version you want to support in the docs, i don't know if there's a policy for that already.


From: "Jay McCarthy" <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com>
Subject: [plt-scheme] HTTPS and the PLT Web Server
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:39:50 -0700

> Most of the updates to the PLT Web Server today were internal
> refactorings to make it easier to make some of the bigger changes down
> the pipe. However, one change is public, and very nice.
> It is often desirable to run an HTTPS server with your application.
> The PLT Web Server has always supported this, because its TCP
> implementation is parameterized. However, it was not nearly easy
> enough to actually use that flexibility, unless you were a Scheme
> warrior, like Eli Barzilay, who used it to implement the
> handin-server.
> For that reason I've integrated running the PLT Web Server in HTTPS
> into the plt-web-server command-line tool:
> plt-web-server --ssl
> And you've got yourself an HTTPS server on port 443. You can override that too:
> plt-web-server --ssl -p 8443
> The only thing you need to do is create a private-key.pem and
> server-cert.pem in the directory you run the PLT Web Server in, and
> you're good to go. Instructions to create those are included in the
> FAQ on HTTPS. (Or at least will be when the docs regenerated tonight.)
> Jay
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