Tuesday 2011-09-27

Saw the XKCD on file uploads and figured that would be a good test app for writing in node.js. The spiel is:

With drop.haller.ws, as soon as you start uploading data, your friends start receiving the data. For when you just need an internet /tmp, you can also just upload and the file will get wiped 3 days later.

For now, lighttpd proxies the requests to node, which just decapsulates the multipart form and ships the data to the requestors. I've been mucking around with nginx to provide authentication + rest interface to postgresql, so we'll see how long lighttpd remains in production here.