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       net-server - Base Net::Server starting module


           net-server [base type] [net server arguments]

           net-server PreFork ipv '*'

           net-server HTTP

           net-server HTTP app foo.cgi

           net-server HTTP app foo.cgi app /=bar.cgi

           net-server HTTP port 8080 port 8443/ssl ipv '*' server_type PreFork --SSL_key_file=my.key --SSL_cert_file=my.crt access_log_file STDERR


       The net-server program gives a simple way to test out code and try port connection
       parameters.  Though the running server can be robust enough for full tim use, it is
       anticipated that this binary will just be used for basic testing of net-server ports,
       acting as a simple echo server, or for running development scripts as CGI.


       "base type"
           The very first argument may be a Net::Server flavor.  This is given as shorthand for
           writing out server_type "ServerFlavor".  Additionally, this allows types such as HTTP
           and PSGI, which are not true Net::Server base types, to subclass other server types
           via an additional server_type argument.

               net-server PreFork

               net-server HTTP  # becomes a HTTP server in the Fork flavor

               net-server HTTP server_type PreFork  # preforking HTTP server

           Port to bind upon.  Default is 80 if running a HTTP server as root, 8080 if running a
           HTTP server as non-root, or 20203 otherwise.

           Multiple value can be given for binding to multiple ports.  All of the methods for
           specifying port attributes enumerated in Net::Server and Net::Server::Proto are
           available here.

               net-server port 20201

               net-server port 20202

               net-server port 20203/IPv6

           Host to bind to.  Default is *.  Will bind to an IPv4 socket if an IPv4 address is
           given.  Will bind to an IPv6 socket if an IPv6 address is given (requires installation
           of IO::Socket::INET6).

           If a hostname is given and "ipv" is still set to 4, an IPv4 socket will be created.
           If a hostname is given and "ipv" is set to 6, an IPv6 socket will be created.  If a
           hostname is given and "ipv" is set to * (default), a lookup will be performed and any
           available IPv4 or IPv6 addresses will be bound.  The "ipv" parameter can be set
           directly, or passed along in the port, or additionally can be passed as part of the

               net-server host localhost

               net-server host localhost/IPv4

       There are many more options available.  Please see the Net::Server documentation.


           Paul Seamons <>


       This package may be distributed under the terms of either the

         GNU General Public License
           or the
         Perl Artistic License