libdill: Structured Concurrency for C


http_recvrequest - receives HTTP request from the peer


#include <libdill.h>

int http_recvrequest(
    int s,
    char* command,
    size_t commandlen,
    char* resource,
    size_t resourcelen,
    int64_t deadline);


WARNING: This is experimental functionality and the API may change in the future.

HTTP is an application-level protocol described in RFC 7230. This implementation handles only the request/response exchange. Whatever comes after that must be handled by a different protocol.

This function receives an HTTP request from the peer.

s: HTTP socket handle.

command: Buffer to store HTTP command in.

commandlen: Size of the command buffer.

resource: Buffer to store HTTP resource in.

resourcelen: Size of the resource buffer.

deadline: A point in time when the operation should time out, in milliseconds. Use the now function to get your current point in time. 0 means immediate timeout, i.e., perform the operation if possible or return without blocking if not. -1 means no deadline, i.e., the call will block forever if the operation cannot be performed.

This function is not available if libdill is compiled with --disable-sockets option.


In case of success the function returns 0. In case of error it returns -1 and sets errno to one of the values below.



int s = tcp_accept(listener, NULL, -1);
s = http_attach(s, -1);
char command[256];
char resource[256];
http_recvrequest(s, command, sizeof(command), resource, sizeof(resource), -1);
while(1) {
    char name[256];
    char value[256];
    int rc = http_recvfield(s, name, sizeof(name), value, sizeof(value), -1);
    if(rc == -1 && errno == EPIPE) break;
http_sendstatus(s, 200, "OK", -1);
s = http_detach(s, -1);


http_attach(3) http_attach_mem(3) http_detach(3) http_recvfield(3) http_recvstatus(3) http_sendfield(3) http_sendrequest(3) http_sendstatus(3) now(3)