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From Doug Dixon <>
Subject Re: Intro to mod_aspdotnet
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2006 22:13:56 GMT
On 17 Feb 2006, at 08:31, Rob Hughes wrote:

> A big selling point for me was that with mod_aspdotnet I could have a
> self-contained development machine running WinXP. No Windows server
> needed. Not true for IIS 6.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William A. Rowe, Jr. []
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 6:57 PM
> To: CLI Dev
> Subject: Re: Intro to mod_aspdotnet
> Doug Dixon wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm on the mailing list, and have recently been
>> alerted to the existence of mod_aspdotnet by some posts from Bill
>> (thanks).
>> Sounds interesting and potentially very cool.
>> I know a fair bit about Apache, but not about ASP.NET. I think it
>> would be great if your intro page (
>> introduction) had a persuasive 'Motivation' or 'Why use
>> mod_aspdotnet?' section which explained to the uninitiated:
>>    * The initial motivation for the project
>>    * Why you would want to house ASP.NET apps in Apache rather than
>> IIS (or maybe the other way round depending on circumstances)
>>    * Examples of stuff you can/can't do in each of these two
> containers
>>    * Other considerations (e.g. performance, manageability,   
>> licensing
>> or other costs) with each of these alternatives -  especially any  
>> perf
>> stats you have
>> I for one would find it really helpful if this kind of material were
>> on show up-front, as it would set the context and give a really good
>> insight into what it is, and why I might be interested in using it.
>> What do you reckon?
> I think this is an excellent suggestion; is there anyone who would  
> like
> to take a crack at this, based on real-world application of both
> mod_aspdotnet within httpd and the typical ASP.NET hosted in IIS?  I'd
> be happy to update the page when we come up with some text.
> Bill

Thanks Bill and Rob

It seems there's not very much traffic on the list, overall. Would it  
be an idea to directly ask the "core" people for some input on this?


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