Originally Posted by lrizzo
i believe it would be good to keep a web server always on (hopefully it doesn't consume too much power) from which we could enable/disable/modify the various features (usbnetwork, launchpad configurations etc.).
No need to do that, *nix has a standard feature to run daemons "on demand" :: inetd
Can usually be found as part of the inetutils packages if not already provided in the Kindle system.
(Hmm... I think there is a version in Busybox, depending on your bb version and if it was built.)
Note: There are other, more recent designs, of an "Internet Super Server" - I only mention inetd here because it is probably the smallest, lightest weigh, version (free from decades of "improvements").