warp-1.1.0: A fast, light-weight web server for WAI applications.

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A fast, light-weight HTTP server handler for WAI. Some random notes (a FAQ, if you will):

  • When a ResponseFile indicates a file which does not exist, an exception is thrown. This will close the connection to the client as well. You should handle file existance checks at the application level.


Run a Warp server

run :: Port -> Application -> IO ()Source

Run an Application on the given port. This calls runSettings with defaultSettings.

runSettings :: Settings -> Application -> IO ()Source

Run a Warp server with the given settings.

runSettingsSocket :: Settings -> Socket -> Application -> IO ()Source

Same as runSettings, but uses a user-supplied socket instead of opening one. This allows the user to provide, for example, Unix named socket, which can be used when reverse HTTP proxying into your application.

Note that the settingsPort will still be passed to Applications via the serverPort record.


data Settings Source

Various Warp server settings. This is purposely kept as an abstract data type so that new settings can be added without breaking backwards compatibility. In order to create a Settings value, use defaultSettings and record syntax to modify individual records. For example:

 defaultSettings { settingsTimeout = 20 }

defaultSettings :: SettingsSource

The default settings for the Warp server. See the individual settings for the default value.

settingsPort :: Settings -> IntSource

Port to listen on. Default value: 3000

settingsHost :: Settings -> HostPreferenceSource

Default value: HostIPv4

settingsOnException :: Settings -> SomeException -> IO ()Source

What to do with exceptions thrown by either the application or server. Default: ignore server-generated exceptions (see InvalidRequest) and print application-generated applications to stderr.

settingsTimeout :: Settings -> IntSource

Timeout value in seconds. Default value: 30

settingsManager :: Settings -> Maybe ManagerSource

Use an existing timeout manager instead of spawning a new one. If used, settingsTimeout is ignored. Default is Nothing

Data types

data HostPreference Source

Which host to bind.

Note: The IsString instance recognizes the following special values:

  • * means HostAny
  • *4 means HostIPv4
  • *6 means HostIPv6


data Connection Source

In order to provide slowloris protection, Warp provides timeout handlers. We follow these rules:

  • A timeout is created when a connection is opened.
  • When all request headers are read, the timeout is tickled.
  • Every time at least 2048 bytes of the request body are read, the timeout is tickled.
  • The timeout is paused while executing user code. This will apply to both the application itself, and a ResponseSource response. The timeout is resumed as soon as we return from user code.
  • Every time data is successfully sent to the client, the timeout is tickled.





data Manager Source

A timeout manager



:: Int

timeout in microseconds

-> (Manager -> IO a) 
-> IO a 

Call the inner function with a timeout manager.

cancel, resume, pause :: Handle -> IO ()Source

register :: Manager -> IO () -> IO HandleSource