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An Overview of the Boa Web Server

Nov 25, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Writing at, Jon Nelson reviews Boa, a small-footprint webserver that is popular in resource-constrained Linux-based embedded systems and mobile devices. Nelson write . . .

” . . . Boa has minimal resource requirements. The stripped binary size on Linux using gcc 2.95.3 and GNU libc 2.2.5 is 61K (495K statically linked). Using a library such as uClibc Boa can get much smaller — 92K statically linked. In conjuction with very low memory requirements, Boa is ideal for machines without a great deal of horsepower. Boa is particularly well suited to the embedded market, and can currently be found on numerous hardware devices . . .”

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