Parrot is a simple HTTP server that responds to requests with a specified filename
parrot is a simple HTTP server that responds to any valid GET request with the file specified on the command line.
It is useful during testing (e.g. to mock out a server application), or to do client testing. Both text and binary files are handlded correctly.
Its only dependency is the excellent python-magic library for mime type guessing. It works on Python 3.
$ pip install python-parrot
$ parrot port filename
The following arguments are required:
- port: Port to listen on
- filename: Filename of the data to send in response to all requests
Start the parrot server:
$ echo 'This is a test' > test.txt $ parrot 8000 test.txt parrot/1.0.0 listening on 0.0.0.0:8000 with file test.txt (text/plain)
In another terminal (assuming 10.1.1.1 is a valid IP on the server):
$ echo 'GET /anything HTTP/1.0' | nc 10.1.1.1 8000 HTTP/1.0 200 OK Server: parrot/1.0.0 Python/3.4.2 Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:27:56 GMT Content-Type: text/plain This is a test
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