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httpdHTTP daemon


httpd [-dnv] [-D macro=value] [-f file]


The httpd daemon is an HTTP server with FastCGI and TLS support.
The FastCGI implementation has optional socket support. httpd can log to syslog(3) or per-server files with several standard formats.
httpd rereads its configuration file when it receives SIGHUP and reopens log files when it receives SIGUSR1.
The options are as follows:
-D macro=value
Set a macro to a value. Macros can be referenced in the configuration files.
Debug mode. Create one server and don't detach or become a daemon. This allows for easy monitoring of httpd.
-f file
Specifies the configuration file. The default is /etc/httpd.conf.
Check that the configuration is valid, but don't start any servers.
Verbose mode. Multiple -v options increase the verbosity.


Default configuration file.
Default SSL/TLS server key.
Default SSL/TLS server certificate.
UNIX-domain socket used for communication with httpd.
Default access log file.
Default error log file.


acme-client(1), httpd.conf(5), slowcgi(8)


The httpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 5.6. httpd is based on relayd(8).


The httpd program was written by Reyk Floeter <>.
September 15, 2016 OpenBSD-6.7

This server is running httpd on OpenBSD in the NYC*BUG rack sponsored and hosted by New York Internet. Thanks for all that!