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From Laurent Blume <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache vs iis (with its 10 users connection block)
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2003 10:45:39 GMT
the problem here is not technical, it's licensing.

Windows 2000 Professionnal license forbids you to use it as a server 
system, whatever software you're using.
That's why there are 10 connection max for IIS.

If you install Apache on a Windows 2000 Pro system and use it as a 
server, you're breaching your contract with MicrosofT.
You have to use a Windows 2000 Server for that.


Boyle Owen wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Philippe Dhont (Sea-ro) []
>>We have an application that now works with iis and nt4 and i 
>>want to upgrade
>>it to windows2000 prof. (no server) but the iis has a limit 
>>for 10 users
>>connected at one time.
>>Now, i use apache for linux but never used it on windoze so my 
>>question is
>>now,  can i do everything with apache for windows just like iis ?
>>It's just for viewing an active page.
> Apache will run happily on win2k and can certainly serve up any type of
> web content with no arbitrary limits on no. of clients etc. The only
> snag might be with your "active page". In what way is it active? Does it
> contain Microsoft ASP code? If so, apache-out-of-the-box will not parse
> this. But there are a couple of workarounds:
> - buy the commercial Chilisoft package which allows apache to process
> - Convert the MS-ASP code to an open source alternative (e.g.
> apache-ASP, embed-Perl, PHP) and install the apache module required to
> handle this. 
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
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