I needed a quick and easy way to serve a directory, more powerful and stronger then python:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Lighttpd came to the rescue, except that I spend too much time removing all the unnecessary variables.
Here are the 3 lines which I came to, the server.pid-file is optional, but required by the gentoo init script.
server.document-root = "/home/girona/zoobab/www/root" dir-listing.activate = "enable" server.pid-file = "/var/run/lighttpd.pid" server.max-worker = "3"