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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Windows, Apache and an ASP Module
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 09:54:08 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arthur Guy [mailto:arthur@astarsolutions.co.uk]
> Sent: Dienstag, 21. Juni 2005 11:17
> To: 'Apache Users'
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] Windows, Apache and an ASP Module
> 
> 
> Surely someone on this mailing list is using asp pages with apache and
> running windows.
> I really need an idea of what module to use to process the asp pages

If I go to http://modules.apache.org/search and type "ASP", I get six hits. There's the commercial
solution (chilisoft), then there's the perl-based solution (ASP isn't a proprietary extension
- active server pages can be implemented in an arbitrary coding language), then there's four
free, "real" ASP solutions (you didn't give your apache version - it may be that the only
one that fits your version isn't production-ready).

I seem to be bursting everybody's balloon these days, but it might be that what you want can't
be done. Bear in mind that MS-ASP is a proprietary coding language developed for IIS and that
Apache is a webserver that grew up in the Unix world and was ported to windows. So you're
asking for the remote intersection of  two rather different universes. Actually, I'm surprised
there are so many solutions on offer!

If you don't want to pony up the $500 and the GPL solutions don't work and you don't want
to recode then one final workaround is to keep using IIS but as a back-end internal ASP server
and use apache as the front-end, handling all static content and proxying any ASP requests
to IIS. That way apache does all the interface with the real world and IIS gets to sit in
a protected environment handling only ASPs which should make it more stable.

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

> 
> Thanks
> Arthur
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Slive [mailto:jslive@gmail.com] 
> Sent: 19 June 2005 19:43
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Windows, Apache and an ASP Module
> 
> On 6/19/05, Arthur Guy <arthur@astarsolutions.co.uk> wrote:
> > This is my first post to this mailing list so I hope I am 
> not making a
> > mistake.
> > 
> > I currently have a website written in ASP running on IIS; I 
> am setting up
> > another system with php, apache and windows and would like 
> to run the asp
> > site on there as well.
> > I have been looking for different ASP modules but I haven't 
> had much luck,
> > the apache site lists 3, one costs $500, the other doesn't 
> seem to be
> > windows ready and the other uses perl in some way which is 
> something I
> don't
> > really want to touch.
> > 
> > Does anyone have Windows, Apache and ASP working? What ASP 
> package are you
> > using?
> 
> 
> 
> 
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