Simple WebSocket Server C++

An easy way to make WebSocket endpoints in C++.

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A very simple, fast, multithreaded, platform independent WebSocket (WS) and WebSocket Secure (WSS) server and client library implemented using C++11, Boost.Asio and OpenSSL. Created to be an easy way to make WebSocket endpoints in C++.

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See also for an easy way to make REST resources available from C++ applications.

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  • RFC 6455 mostly supported: text/binary frames, ping-pong, connection close with status and reason.
  • Thread pool
  • Platform independent
  • WebSocket Secure support
  • Timeouts, if any of Server::timeout_request and Server::timeout_idle are >0 (default: Server::timeout_request=5 seconds, and Server::timeout_idle=0 seconds; no timeout on idle connections)
  • Simple way to add WebSocket endpoints using regex for path, and anonymous functions
  • An easy to use WebSocket and WebSocket Secure client library
  • C++ bindings to the following OpenSSL methods: Base64, MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512 (found in crypto.hpp)

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