GlidingSquirrel 0.5.0-alpha

.NET Framework 4.6.2
This is a prerelease version of GlidingSquirrel.
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Install-Package GlidingSquirrel -Version 0.5.0-alpha
dotnet add package GlidingSquirrel --version 0.5.0-alpha
<PackageReference Include="GlidingSquirrel" Version="0.5.0-alpha" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add GlidingSquirrel --version 0.5.0-alpha
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#r "nuget: GlidingSquirrel, 0.5.0-alpha"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install GlidingSquirrel as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=GlidingSquirrel&version=0.5.0-alpha&prerelease

// Install GlidingSquirrel as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=GlidingSquirrel&version=0.5.0-alpha&prerelease
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A http (and Websockets!) server, implemented in C#.

Originally built for the /r/dailyprogrammer hard challenge #322.

GlidingSquirrel is currently in alpha testing! Don't use this in production unless you really know what you're doing šŸ˜›

The logo is temporary!


  • HTTP 1.0 / 1.1 (RFC 1945 / RFC 1616) supported (mostly - bug reports & pull requests welcome šŸ˜„)
  • Uses Cā™Æ 7
  • Does not have anything to do with System.Net.HttpServer whatsoever at all
  • Easily extendable (it's an abstract class)
  • Supports client requests with bodies (e.g. POST and PUT, but any http verb with a content-length will work)
  • Supports HEAD requests
  • Parses and respects the Accepts HTTP header
  • Supports keep-alive connections (HTTP 1.1 only, of course)
  • Supports Websockets (RFC 6455, Initial implementation, version 13 only, needs thorough testing - detailed bug reports welcome šŸ˜„)


  • Trailing headers
  • Make logging much more flexible (it logs to the console only at the moment)
  • Give implementors of WebsocketServer a cleaner way to decide whether they want to accept a connection or not

Getting Started

A tutorial will be coming soon. For now, take a look at the HttpServer class and look at the abstract methods and their intellisense comments.

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Product Versions
.NET Framework net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
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Version Downloads Last updated
0.7.1-alpha 554 8/26/2018
0.7.0-alpha 514 7/31/2018
0.6.3-alpha 591 6/21/2018
0.6.2-alpha 594 6/19/2018
0.6.1-alpha 698 12/23/2017
0.6.0-alpha 715 12/19/2017
0.5.0-alpha 619 12/18/2017

Initial Release.