Python File Server¶
This page describes how pod-charlesreid1 provides a lightweight
HTTP file server that is reverse-proxied by nginx to provide
a dead-simple file hosting service at
We use an alpine container with Python 3 for a minimal image
size. Python comes with a simple HTTP server built-in that
will do the job for us, available through the
SimpleHTTPServer in Python 2):
python3 -m http.server 8081
We expose this to port 8081 locally, making the service available on the Docker network and therefore available to be reverse-proxied by the nginx container.
Files to be served up are located in
/www/files/ on the host,
which is bind-mounted to
/files in the container.