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I have an app that uses lighttpd to log requests to a pixel, but the client doesn't need any response. Currently the requests map to a small static image. Is there a way to configure lighttpd to respond to these requests with a 204 header without using any fcgi/etc handler? I.e. done purely by the lighty server itself?

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What a useful question, Andy. –  akellehe Jul 24 '13 at 20:37

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Lighttpd doesn't seem to have an option to do this, so the only way would be to write a Lua script using mod_magnet. The script shouldn't require more than this:

return 204

And the corresponding configuration:

server.modules += ( "mod_magnet" )
$HTTP["url"] == "/somepath" {
    magnet.attract-raw-url-to = ( "/etc/lighttpd/204.lua" )
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This works great! Thanks. –  akellehe Jul 25 '13 at 14:38

Did you try using: setenv.add-response-header = ()? (This requires "mod_setenv")

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The response code is part of the http response's status line, not the headers, so I don't think setenv does the trick –  yacomink Jun 21 '11 at 15:58
You are completely right:) Sorry –  Aleksey Korzun Jun 21 '11 at 21:10

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