Running a Webserver on a Tonido Plug
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010 20:16
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Running a Webserver on a Tonido Plug
Getting Started
Installing PlugBox Linux
Installing the Apache Webserver
Installing an FTP server on a Tonido Plug
Apache and Bftp Autostart at Boot
Getting a JDK to run on a Tonido Plug
Compiling Tomcat from source on Plugbox Linux
Getting Tomcat Running After Building It
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Installing the Apache Webserver on your Plugbox Linux System


 Arch Linux uses pacman instead of apt for package management.   An excellent page for describing how to use pacman is here.

First, update your package sources
pacman -Sy
The first thing it will want you to do is update pacman itself.

[root@Plugbox ~]# pacman -S pacman

It will tell you that it wants to update pacman first, so you agree to cancel this update and install update pacman.   OK, whatever.   So you press capital Y.  You may need to press capital Y again.

Once that is finished we can actually install apache.

[root@Plugbox ~]# pacman -S apache

On my plug, the apache configuration text file was placed in the following path:


I looked through this, it seemed pretty well setup to run.   The default location for server content was set up to be:


The script to stop and start apache is in /usr/sbin:


To start the server:

apachectl -k start


apachectl -k stop

If you start the server with the command above, apache should start running.  You can now use your pc to browse to the Tonido plug. Just type in the IP address of your plug into a web browser. Since there are no html files in your /srv/http folder yet, Apache shows a blank page like this.
Apache Running with no content 

   So Apache is running.   We'll look over the configuration a little later.   For now I wanted to get some HTML going.  I wanted at least one image in there too, so I wanted to bring some files in.   One way to get web content onto the device would be to install an FTP server.   Then I could access the content from anywhere.

   Next page we can get an FTP server running, create an HTML file, and transfer them to the flash drive.


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