[maemo-users] How to replace Dummy www page on N800?

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Tue Feb 20 22:58:42 EET 2007

aah...thanks for reminding me. I had forgotten that the www server is 
NOT a part of the Nokia OS.

It turns out that I had, in fact, installed a 3rd party www server, 
known as nginx,  originated by Igor Sysoev. A version of that www server 
was packaged for the Nokia 770/800 OS's  by Santtu Lakkala who is an 
active contributor to maemo and the maemo-developers list. I have copied 
him on this response.

Here is the url to a blog entry by Santtu that provides an installer 
file fo nginx.


here is the url to the www site that has the generic (not Nokia 
specific) LInux .tar


here is the url to a www site called codemogers.com that has a wiki for 


and here is  the nginx author, Igor's, www site where he maintains the 
source and object code for nginx:


Since there is documentation at the wiki I will take a look there to see 
how to locate the www site file tree in the N800 instance of nginx.

I should mention that there seems to be some consideration given, the 
efficiency of nginx for static www pages, to using ngnix as a foundation 
www server for Ruby on Rails development projects. Here is the url to a 
discussion on that topic from someone who works with ROR


and some commentary relating to nginx. Note in the post below that the 
poster has misspelled (i.e. reversed the i and the x) the name of the 
software, nginx. I suspect this is because people are used to the suffix 
*nix and perhaps sometimes misread it as I did when I first saw the word.

            It's all about Russia, stupid

    And then, when everyone had already settled down with a nice,
    reliable and fast solution for serving Ruby, ngnix
    <http://sysoev.ru/nginx> comes into town. ngnix
    <http://sysoev.ru/nginx> is a wholly fast web server that serves
    static files in a breeze. And also does load-balancing. Got the
    point? Serving Mongrel instances through ngnix
    <http://sysoev.ru/nginx>. ngnix <http://sysoev.ru/nginx> is chiefly
    developed by russians and English documentation is still lacking so
    if you need assistance to get started check this post

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks


maemo.org at bobpaul.org wrote:
> Hmm.. Mine doesn't appear to have a webserver installed by default. 
> Sure you didn't install thttpd or similar[1]?
> A good way to find what you're looking for might be to search the n800 
> for html files:
> in xterm
> $ sudo gainroot
> # find / | grep -i [.]html
> [1] http://downloads.maemo.org/product/thttpd
> --Paul
> On 2/20/07, *Acadia Secure Networks* <acadiasecurenets at aol.com 
> <mailto:acadiasecurenets at aol.com>> wrote:
>     Paul,
>     no, I am talking about the www page that gets served to a browser
>     when I connect to the N800 via the TCP/IP stack over TCP port 80.
>     Right now the www page is a simple html script as follows:
>         <html>
>         <head>
>         <title>Welcome to nginx!</title>
>         </head>
>         <body bgcolor="white" 
>         text="black">
>         <center><h1>Welcome to nginx!</h1></center>
>         </body>
>         </
>         html>
>     I want to find the file directory containing this file in the
>     filesystem and replace the file with my own www site directory
>     (static pages only).
>     I eventually plan to install a more powerful www server, thttpd,
>     that has been discussed by others on this list, but for now I am
>     hoping that what is already installed in the standard N800 OS  in
>     terms of html page serving capability will be sufficient to serve
>     www pages like the one above.
>     Best Regards,
>     John Holmblad
>     Acadia Secure Networks
>     Paul Klapperich wrote:
>>     On 2/20/07, *Acadia Secure Networks* <acadiasecurenets at aol.com
>>     <mailto:acadiasecurenets at aol.com>> wrote:
>>         All,
>>         I would like to replace the dummy www page (ngnix) on the N800
>>     Are you talking about the home screen applet?
>>     --Paul 
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