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Here is a step by step instruction to build nghttp2 library with asio support on ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04:
$ sudo apt-get install make binutils autoconf automake autotools-dev \ libtool pkg-config zlib1g-dev libcunit1-dev libssl-dev libxml2-dev \ libev-dev libevent-dev libjansson-dev \ libjemalloc-dev cython python3.4-dev $ sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev $ mkdir nghttp2 $ cd nghttp2 $ git init $ git pull https://github.com/tatsuhiro-t/nghttp2.git $ autoreconf -i $ automake $ autoconf $ ./configure -enable-asio-lib $ make
ready. Probably you want to install the library on your system you may call
sudo make install
To run the asio example a certificate is required. For testing purposes a self-signed certificate should be sufficient. A good and straight forward instruction is available here. If you follow the example, you get two files: server.key and server.crt. Copy these files into the examples subdirectory and start the HTTP2 server as follows:
cd examples ./asio-sv2 0.0.0.0 8081 4 . server.key server.crt
Now the server is listening on port 8081 with 4 threads running. Start the browser of your choice and enter the URL https://localhost:8081/ Your browser should alert you, that this connection is untrusted. For example, firefox pops up with the following warning:
After adding the exception you will see a blank browser page. Now it's your turn to create a valid index.html to make the server hum.