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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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8.8. The GoAhead Embedded WebServer

Although SNMP is the long-time standard for remote management, more and more devices are seeking an alternative method to eliminate the shortcomings of SNMP. The latest trend is to use Web protocols, such as HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and Java, for remote device management, also called Web-based management. This is accomplished through the use of an embedded Web server running on the device. A device's data can be used to generate dynamic content that is represented in a Web page. These pages are accessed by any standard browser and become the graphical interface to the device. Devices become more user friendly when they can be controlled using a common interface, ...

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