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ASP on a Macintosh Server -- IS this available?

   
2:42 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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hello all...

have a new client who already serves his own company website off his mac server...dunno what version tho...

he want's to become a dynamic site, and as we're MS folks, we always offer an ASP/IIS solution...usually via SQL or sometimes mySQL.

BUT i can find no data that will tell me IF we create .asp pages etc. IF they can be served via a mac server -- instead of our own IIS boxes...

anyone know? is there a "work-around" available?

anyone? This would be a great client...but we'll have to 'pass' if we cant create our own solutions....

Jim

2:46 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If they are running OSX I believe you can use iASP.

Woz

2:53 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you can run ASP on OSX then you may be able to use File Maker Pro as the data source.

Onya
Woz

5:09 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jim,

I'd be cautious about going down the ASP on Mac road. It's not exactly industry standard.

There is a BIG difference between MacOS 9 and MacOS X (in one line, X is Unix, and 9 isn't) so find out what your client uses before you get too deep in.

Since you're not a Mac shop, you'll also want to steer away from any "Mac-centric" solutions like FileMaker Pro and Lasso.

You might be more interested in PHP, which can be used on Windows/Mac OS X/Unix, and is very popular, and easy to use with MySQL (which also runs under PC/MacOS X/Unix).

Otherwise, maybe talk your client into letting you host his site?

Just my 2.

5:23 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks timster....

nothing we weren't aware of...but the comment that it's NOT industry standard stuff..

maybe we'll pass on this one....after all, who supports mac servers anyways?

<flame off>

Jim