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Turn Your iPhone Into a Web Server

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the because-you-can dept.

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miller60 writes "A Japanese company called Freebit has released ServersMan, an app that turns the iPhone into a web server. It debuted in Japan in February, has now been launched in the US, and is being touted as a 'Personal Data Center.' Freebit also has a video with additional information on server-enabling your iPhone. 'Once the app is installed, PCs on the internet can access the iPhone to upload or download files through a browser or they can use the webDAV protocol. If the PC and the iPhone are on the same network, the PC can connect directly. If they are on separate networks, then FreeBit's VPN software will engage the connection.'"

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Hah, you wish (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970009)

Banned from the app store in 3, 2, 1...

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970319)

... and probably a good thing too. Given how much mobile phone providers like to slug their customers for traffic, what possible advantage is there to using such a device as a server?

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

xp (146294) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970413)

What is the benefit of this?
--
Do not click [pair.com]

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970887)

A gigantic phone bill?

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

Nathrael (1251426) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971693)

A handheld e-mail server, maybe?

Re:Hah, you wish (2, Informative)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970547)

I dont know about you, but atleast here in scandinavia unlimited 5mbit 3g costs 30euros/month.

Now, power usage might be a different thing, but it doesnt matter either if you have it wired (like I did when I used it for normal web browsing and gaming etc)

Re:Hah, you wish (0, Offtopic)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970693)

here in scandinavia unlimited 5mbit 3g costs 30euros/month.

Define "unlimited". Problems would quickly arise if as the Scandinavian telcos' definition of "unlimited" is similar to that of the U.S. telcos.

A better way to phrase it would be "unlimited*" Also, first post. Sometimes AC means the difference between +5 insightful and -1 flamebait.

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970769)

I used it for normal internet stuff for a month and phone bill noted my total traffic being around 200GB for that time, and no extra or hidden costs.

Here its actually mandatory to note it as unlimited* traffic if it does contain some limits, like they say unlimited* phone calls and sms (* max 3000 mins per month).

Re:Hah, you wish (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971039)

It's like that pretty much everywhere except in the US.
Or they (US citizens) just don't read what they sign when they sign for their "unlimited" contract.

Re:Hah, you wish (4, Insightful)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971703)

if it does contain some limits, like they say unlimited* phone calls and sms (* max 3000 mins per month).

That just seems so deceptive it's terrible that it's allowed to go on. Basically: "Unlimited* internet and phone service! (*Not really, we lied.)"

I can understand that they don't REALLY want to sell unlimited, but in that case it should instead be listed as:

3000 Minutes per month and 10,000 SMS messages per month - $45

Or whatever, rather than stating it as unlimited and then "defining" unlimited as something clearly NOT unlimited. It's like telling your buddy that you just "hung out" with his girlfriend last weekend and nothing more, but then trying to hide somewhere you're redefining "hung out" to really mean "banged like bunnies". In all other walks of life that's just called a lie.

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971221)

Given how much mobile phone providers like to slug their customers for traffic...

Wi-fi.

what possible advantage is there to using such a device as a server?

Less functionality is preferable?

Re:Hah, you wish (0)

SBrach (1073190) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971817)

Many providers charge for data over wi-fi just like it is over 3g.

Re:Hah, you wish (1)

aurasdoom (1279164) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971961)

Um.. how? Do they have special traffic tracking software on your phone? Rewriting the firmware (at a proper phone manufacturer approved service) doesn't help?

yawnnnn (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970627)

yawnnnnnn...

been running a webserver for long time now on my freaking phone... you know there are other phones in the market other than the shiny ass of Jesus.

Re:Hah, you wish (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970831)

Not "Banned" in Apple's view... Simply "Not allowed, in the BEST interest of the customer." How would you like it if you bought this app and realize it does EXACTLY what it's supposed to do??

apache? (3, Interesting)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970027)

So...how is this any different than installing Apache through Cydia (aside from the fact that it requires being jailbroken).

Re:apache? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970055)

Well...

Once the app is installed, PCs on the internet can access the iPhone to upload or download files through a browser or they can use the webDAV protocol. If the PC and the iPhone are on the same network, the PC can connect directly. If they are on separate networks, then FreeBit's VPN software will engage the connection

From the summary... That is something apache does not do out of the box.

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970361)

Great! We get another random company's software and security vulnerabilities in the way. What, pray tell, is insufficient about https? Apache has vulnerabilities, but they are found and patched. Who is Freebit, and why should they be trusted over Apache?

Re:apache? (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970405)

What, pray tell, is insufficient about https?

Difficulty of obtaining a certificate for each server from a commercial CA, for one.

Re:apache? (1)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970581)

Just use a self-signed certificate. Its better than plain http anyways.

And if I remember correctly such certifices cost like $5-$10 and can be automatically purchased too, atleast from some issuers.

Re:apache? (1)

profplump (309017) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971389)

Because it would take a good 2-4 minutes and $0 to setup your own CA, which is a totally unreasonable time commitment to ask from someone setting up a web server.

Re:apache? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970533)

Great! We get another random company's software and security vulnerabilities in the way. What, pray tell, is insufficient about https? Apache has vulnerabilities, but they are found and patched. Who is Freebit, and why should they be trusted over Apache?

I apologies. I see the point you are trying to make: homogeneous computing environments are better than heterogeneous ones because we all have the same vulnerabilities. The world would be a more secure place if we all ran one set of software, one operating system, and one computing architecture.

Right...

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970567)

Touche, my friend. Touche.

Re:apache? (4, Funny)

2names (531755) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970657)

You misspelled "Douche" :)

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971329)

Informative? INFORMATIVE? Are you fucking kidding me?!? MODS ON CRACK!

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971015)

Isn't that Apple's exact business model? And security model as well?

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970057)

and that many web servers are available on smartphones which are not locked like the iPhone.

Re:apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970375)

So.... how is this different than installing IIs on a rolex?

Re:apache? (1)

richtaur (1234738) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971515)

Srsly. Been there, done that. What's next?

How long until... (4, Insightful)

orkybash (1013349) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970045)

...apple/AT&T decides that running web servers from iPhones is taking up too much of the network's bandwidth and they flip the kill switch on this app though? I guess as long as people are just using it for personal file storage...

Re:How long until... (2, Insightful)

jez9999 (618189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970095)

Exactly. I'm surprised Apple are letting this fly as it is. They don't even want you running Flash on your iPhone, let alone using it as a web server.

Re:How long until... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970487)

I can easily imagine AT&T flipping out about it, and I'm a bit surprised that Apple's app sandboxing will let it access much of the filesystem. That said, Flash is a direct threat to the position of the app store as the single source of applications in a way that a webserver isn't.

Re:How long until... (1)

Un pobre guey (593801) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970773)

I can easily imagine AT&T jumping for joy over anything that will produce more billable traffic. Why host a web server on an iPhone, BTW? Why not occasionally update a typical El Cheapo web host from your iPhone, if you are so hot to report things from it.

Re:How long until... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971029)

Why do (task)? Why not just do (alternative)?
 
Just because you don't see the utility in this doesn't mean there isn't any.

Re:How long until... (1, Interesting)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971289)

Just because you think there is doesn't mean there is. ("Because I can" isn't a valid reason, I'm sorry.)
I notice you sidestepped the issue. If you can see a valid use for this, please, enlighten us.

Re:How long until... (2, Insightful)

NeoSkandranon (515696) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971439)

"I can easily imagine AT&T jumping for joy over anything that will produce more billable traffic"

I think the iPhone only comes with "unlimited" data, so I don't know that ATT will be that thrilled...

Re:How long until... (5, Insightful)

rm999 (775449) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970345)

Yeah, I don't see why they are referring to this as a "server", it's bad PR. No ISP technically lets you run a server, so why would a provider let you run one through their cell towers?

Instead, they should call it a personal data syncing app or something.

Re:How long until... (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970367)

"iPhone Storage Vault"

*Homer Simpson Voice*: PATENT PENDING! =)

Re:How long until... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970671)

No price gouging, monopolist, cheapskate, massively overselling, American or eastern Canadian, residential ISP technically lets you run a server

FTFY.

Re:How long until... (1)

johnw (3725) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971253)

No ISP technically lets you run a server

Huh?! How do all the servers get connected then?

Re:How long until... (2, Informative)

Sandbags (964742) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971523)

http://worldnet.att.net/general-info/terms-dsl-data.html#useserv [att.net]

AT&T's DSL service agreement, section 10; be Fair subsction b.: You may not use your Service connection to host a DEDICATED INTERNET server site. (emphasis mine).

The AT&T iPhone agreement however states: "Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation . . .downloading movies using P2P file sharing services, redirecting television signals for viewing on Personal Computers, web broadcasting, and/or for the OPERATION OF SERVERS, telemetry devices.... " (emphasis mine).

In the case of DSL, you CAN run a server, just not a dedicated internet server site. A Remote access server, personal FTP server, even a web or file server you run occasionally, even "most of the time" can not be considered a dedicated server. Knowing that, on Wifi, within your home, you could run a server on the iPhone, which by sheer definition can not be "dedicated" as any call, or the use of another app would cause the server to go down. You can use the iPhone as a server since it is behind your personal DSL service.

However, being a server you can not use it on AT&Ts open 3G network without violating the iPhone TOS. It will be interesting to see if this app will be enough of a drain on AT&T for them to target its use, or to see if they'll persue Apple to pull if from the store.

I usa a nifty program called Dicenomicon. One of it's features is to run a web server so you can program dice algorithms through your PC and upload new programs, images, and more to the phone's app. I noted it not only presents a WiFi IP address, but also a blueTooth and 3G address as well. I can not connect to the 3G address in any way I have tried. i don't know if this app also behaves the same.

Re:How long until... (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970391)

Nobody's going to use a phone-based web server to serve pages to other nodes. How would you even discover the address? Or get through the AT&T firewall?

It's for web applications where both client and server are on the same device. This is actually a very common use case. Google desktop is a good example.

Re:How long until... (1)

neoform (551705) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970967)

3G kills your iphone's battery in less than two hours. There's no way someone could actually "run a webserver" off their iphone..

Re:How long until... (1)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971073)

Well, to be technical, it didn't say "allows you to run a webserver off the battery indefinitely". It just said you could run a server. Even if it was only running for a second it was technically "running".

Vulnerable. (5, Funny)

Ouchie (1386333) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970061)

I love to hear things like this. The more of these apps out there the better. Gives me more credability when my wife looks at my Iphone and asks who's Cherry and why is she sending you neked pics. I can just blame it on the script kiddies.

Re:Vulnerable. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971053)

at least i'm not the only one ....

What, no link? (0, Flamebait)

raddan (519638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970067)

Seriously, if they think this stuff is any good, they should send it to all us good-natured Slashdot people to try it out. Wimps.

Slashdotting Your iPhone? (5, Funny)

saudadelinux (574392) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970103)

So what happens when you've got several thousand people trying to get on your phone's server?

Re:Slashdotting Your iPhone? (4, Funny)

geekmux (1040042) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970335)

So what happens when you've got several thousand people trying to get on your phone's server?

Hrm, lets take a guess...

A) You find out rather quickly at the end of the month when reviewing page 32,725 if your hardcopy AT&T itemized bill that arrived on a pallet that you went over your "unlimited" data plan.

B) You find out rather quickly that more than ten TCP streams to your phone prohibits voice sending and receiving.

C) AT&T takes about 37 more seconds to realize that they need to block port 80 after this story was slashdotted.

D) All the above.

Re:Slashdotting Your iPhone? (1)

Krneki (1192201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970421)

.. and a charge for terrorism. So they don't need a court decision to cut you off.

Re:Slashdotting Your iPhone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970603)

That line is busy. Please hold and your call will be answered in the order it was received.

Re:Slashdotting Your iPhone? (2, Funny)

SpaceLifeForm (228190) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970633)

You've been cored.

Re:Slashdotting Your iPhone? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970677)

So what happens when you've got several thousand people trying to get on your phone's server?

Load balancing ... that is if you have a family plan.

.....why? (2)

ndnspongebob (942859) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970111)

O snap! iPhone Web Server! Woot! 25% uptime! seriously though, the iphone is notorious for shitty battery life, who would put a web server on there?

Re:.....why? (1)

Spazztastic (814296) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970521)

who would put a web server on there?

Does the word "Epeen" mean anything to you?

Re:.....why? (1)

Krneki (1192201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970607)

Apparently mobile servers are the next hype.

Re:.....why? (5, Funny)

argent (18001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970827)

It's ZuneLink for geeks. Your eyes meet over a darkened server room, you whip out your iPhone, she pulls out her G1, you whisper seductively "http://192.168.0.1/somewhere_in_time.mp3"...

And suddenly you hear "Never gonna give you up!" You totally rickrolled her!

Is that a volcano in your pocket? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970133)

Or did someone just slashdot your iPhone?

just because you can (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970147)

doesn't mean you should.

Re:just because you can (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970307)

How is that insightful, on a website where people try to run Linux on their toaster?

Re:just because you can (3, Funny)

EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970493)

Geek card. Now.

Re:just because you can (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970905)

If you are using an iPhone, you are not a geek.
Unless you also think that using Windows XP makes you a geek.

Re:just because you can (1)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970615)

You must be new here.

Re:just because you can (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971277)

just because you can (Score:2, Insightful)
doesn't mean you should.

...unless it's on Android, then it's okay.

Slashdotting some hipster to death (2, Funny)

linzeal (197905) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970153)

Bring on the websites running on iPhones so when I look out my window here in Portland I can start watching hipsters reaching into their pockets looking at their iPhones than combusting in flames.

what iphone needs (1)

think_nix (1467471) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970247)

why is it that they dont have a central repository ? correct if Im wrong I dont have a iphone but why do others have to wait when something comes out ?

These have been around for a while (5, Informative)

jtdennis (77869) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970251)

I've used an app that does this for a while now. It's called Data Case and provides WebDAV and FTP access. There's a bunch of other ones on the app store as well. I fail to see how this is news.

Re:These have been around for a while (2, Interesting)

sootman (158191) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970619)

I fail to see how this is news.

Because you were trying to hard to get an early, highly-rated comment and didn't RTFA, WatchTFVideo, or even RTFSummary. Besides running a basic webdav server (which I, also, already have, with Air Sharing), "If the PC and the iPhone... are on separate networks, then FreeBit's VPN software will engage the connection." That is, you sign up for an account with them and you can access your iPhone from anywhere on the Internet by going through their server.

Re:These have been around for a while (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970875)

Oh my god, you can access a device on the internet from any other device on the internet?! Stop the presses!
Seriously, though, it's not like the networks are 'different'. You can probably get the WWAN IP of your iPhone and connect to it just fine, normally.

Re:These have been around for a while (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971017)

At least on AT&T, the WWAN interface is behind a NAT. Good luck getting them to forward a port for you.

Re:These have been around for a while (1)

keytoe (91531) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971197)

This is correct. Since you can't move data to or from the phone without using a network, and there is no means to do P2P direct sharing (until 3.0) a lot of developers ended up rolling their own servers. It's not uncommon to see embedded web servers in apps in order to facilitate sharing.

Honestly, it drives you nuts to have your users asking things like "Why can't I just drop documents on iTunes and sync them?" and have to answer with "I don't know - ask Apple". Moving data to and from the phone is currently a nightmare - which is really strange considering how many different connection mechanisms it has built into it.

Re:These have been around for a while (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971261)

Not only that, but all kinds of servers have been available for other smartphones/PDAs for ages now, including web, ftp, and even sql and probably a few more obscure ones as well. This reminds me of Fark's tagline: "It's not news, it's iphone!".

This article it's dumb (2)

Lord Juan (1280214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970423)

I fail to see how is this news and how is this interesting.

Any jailbroken iPhone has been able to do this ages ago, in fact I was doing some AJAX experiments on the iPhone using vim (which was the only decent editor the iPhone had as I had copy/paste and search/replace) when I was bored.

Btw, I did not buy an iPhone, it was given to me and the truth it's I dislike it, if only it were more open...

Re:This article it's dumb (1)

Lord Juan (1280214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970447)

Ok, before I get corrected:

"I fail to see how this is news and how this is interesting."

Not so much free as "unavailable". (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970437)

It's not available from the Canadian iTunes Store.

So either someone messed up when they submitted the application, there's a delay before it shows up in the Canadian store, or Rogers is screwing everybody including iPod touch owners.

Which one of the three is it, I don't know.

On a side note... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970459)

From the website:

You are the ServersMan!

I heart Japanesse-to-English websites.

my iphone into a webserver? (4, Funny)

nimbius (983462) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970479)

who cares. show me a web server that doubles as a IPhone however and you've got my attention!

tmubgirl (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27970571)

And...? (1)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970593)

Jailbreakers have been able to do this for a while, and I haven't seen much come from it.

Seems pointless. It would hurt battery life, would have a poor uptime, and would be slow to interact with.

So why is this even on here?
-Taylor

iPhone App Saturation... (3, Insightful)

creimer (824291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970635)

I have friends who been encouraging me to get into iPhone apps to make a million dollars. That would've make sense if I was into developing for the iPhone before there was an apps store. Now, a gazillion apps later, the market is getting saturated with useless apps. I got better things to do than put a web server on an iPhone.

their sign up is either retarded or broken (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970701)

log on my mailserver says:

May 15 13:37:00 mydomain postfix/smtp[384]: E91D1242E9AA: to=, relay=shrike.dti.ad.jp[202.216.228.218], delay=2, status=bounced (host shrike.dti.ad.jp[202.216.228.218] said: 550 5.1.1 ... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command))
May 15 13:37:01 mydomain postfix/qmgr[27465]: E91D1242E9AA: removed

hmmm... to=

I wonder how they expect THAT to work. (yes I did put in my email address on the ipod) I'm sure that's supposed to be in the FROM.

Re:their sign up is either retarded or broken (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970719)

apparently slashdot convulses if you put a greater than in your text...

May 15 13:37:00 vftp postfix/smtp[384]: E91D1242E9AA: to=(GREATERTHAN)signup-noreply@serversman.com>, relay=shrike.dti.ad.jp[202.216.228.218], delay=2, status=bounced (host shrike.dti.ad.jp[202.216.228.218] said: 550 5.1.1 (GREATERTHAN)signup-noreply@serversman.com>... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command))
May 15 13:37:01 vftp postfix/qmgr[27465]: E91D1242E9AA: removed

Re:their sign up is either retarded or broken (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970973)

This is marginally off-topic, but I'll consider this public service.

apparently slashdot convulses if you put a greater than in your text...

No, it silently ignores your bad HTML markup. After all, "<" and ">" are tag markers. If you post a comment in "HTML Formatted" mode (and most do, 'cuz it's the default), you don't own less-than and greater-than; markup does.

And there's a hint: it's HTML, so use HTML character entities. like, "&lt;" and "&gt;".

BTW, that was painful, cuz I had to escape the ampersand to quote the escape. Ick.

YW. H2H.

Re:their sign up is either retarded or broken (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971825)

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;

Yeah, that does look painful.

This already exists, and it's called Air Sharing (4, Informative)

alexburke (119254) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970767)

It's called "Air Sharing", and its new big brother, "Air Sharing Pro".

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=312686749&mt=8 [apple.com]

Highly recommended; well worth the $5.

Been there, done that, didn't get a T-shirt.

No, it's called Mobile Web Server (2, Insightful)

upside (574799) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971921)

It's been done before and it's $0.

My mobile webserver [nokia.com]

My mobile site [mymobilesite.net]

Stupid iPhone Apps from the Future (4, Informative)

Un pobre guey (593801) | more than 5 years ago | (#27970869)

24/7 colonoscopy webcam (includes supply of flexible, waterproof enclosures plus lubricant).

Automobile Oil Temperature Monitor (includes supply of flexible, heat-resistant oil-tight enclosures)

App for monitoring money under matress (includes jumbo external battery pack)

Tire pressure monitoring and reporting app (you'll need at least 4 iPhones + contracts; includes generous supply of foam rubber padding; includes plug-in pressure transducer)

Very common, not noteworthy at all (2, Informative)

Paul Carver (4555) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971051)

There are lots of web servers for the iPhone. Lots of audio recording applications use a web server to allow you to transfer recordings off the iPhone. I'd suspect there are other categories of applications that also provide a web server.

Not sure you'd want to us the iPhone as a general purpose web server though. That seems dumb.

Nokia has it for ages (2, Informative)

Ilgaz (86384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971165)

While people arguing if it will be banned today or tomorrow, Nokia offers such web server for Symbian phones for years now with features making sense.

http://mymobilesite.net/screenshots/ [mymobilesite.net]

It is Apache/Phyton and several other technologies combined. In fact, it is also a great multi platform phone remote same time for local usage. They solved the NAT/Web robots problem very interesting way too, a real server routes and filters the calls to the phone subdomain so Google doesn't come to your phone as a robot.

The features of it (check screenshots) makes sense, it is not something like 'my toaster runs web server'.

The iPhone is such a scam... (-1, Flamebait)

alexandre (53) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971337)

They've got this great hardware, fine, but the whole setup is just a scam!

Next week in the news: Yeah! Some random 2.0 named company has found a way to run a copy of "sshd" ! They'll soon package it with their inovative mc frontend to the yet to be announced ftpd!

Come on, why can't it run apt-get like any decent platform? :P

Yeah sue me!

Are you all stupid? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971345)

Seriously? Are you all morons. This is slashdot and not a single one of you get that this isn't meant as a web server, but to serve files in a home network. Your criticisms are completely ridiculous.

done (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971353)

Android has Apache and Ipv6 right?

Re:mo3 down (1)

VinB (936538) | more than 5 years ago | (#27972089)

What, no offer to make my package larger? Useless post.

AT&T's Mobile IP addresses are all internal... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27971543)

Uhhh last time I checked on AT&T's network all mobile devices are issued private IP's on AT&T's network and all internet access is provided via proxy servers. Unless something has changed in the last few weeks, I can't see how this program will impact mobile networks in even the slightest way.

yeah great (1)

djfuq (1151563) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971673)

Now every time someone connects to your popular iblogserver you hear the nice loud ba bzzt ba bzzzt ba ba bzzzzzzzt noise come through your speakers in every home audio device you have at a frequency of every 2 seconds or less -- look out FCC, here comes the interference you warned about!

That's easy! (1)

Anyd (625939) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971701)

Go buy an Android!

turn your iphone into a web server (1)

luigi517 (1169353) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971805)

umm...no?

Go ahead and turn your iPhone into a web server (2, Insightful)

al0ha (1262684) | more than 5 years ago | (#27971973)

If you are completely unconcerned with security of the data on your iPhone.
Just because it can be done does not mean it should be done.
Dang, and we'd finally gotten companies to isolate web servers from sensitive data systems and now this stupid idea.
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