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From Tony Vinayak <>
Subject Re: deploy IDC ms-access forms on Apache
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2002 01:35:27 GMT

Have a look at

Why migrate? So that over the long run you don't have to maintain dual web server environments
(Apache and IIS): reduce complexity, reduce number of moving parts, improve performance etc.
Of course, if migration is a herculean effort, then the migration cost just may not be justified.
Lot of companies live with their legacy environments, while doing all their newer development
on the new chosen platform.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 9:04 PM
  Subject: Re: deploy IDC ms-access forms on Apache

  We have oracle database. I can migrate the data to Oracle. But problem is IDC forms .  Can
you please give an example of Apache as reverse proxy in front of IIS.....

  If i am doing proxy  then why migrate?

  - vibanu

    As Andrew points out, migrating to mySQL and PHP would be an ideal solution.
    In the short run, you could definitely setup Apache as reverse proxy
    (mod_proxy) in front of your IIS. In fact, it is a popular practice to
    shield IIS from all those IIS-targeted attacks (code red, Nimda and
    whatnot):tuck IIS behind the firewall and let Apache brave the web in the


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Andrew Kenna" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 8:04 PM
    Subject: RE: deploy IDC ms-access forms on Apache

    > I would look at mysql to replace access, export all the data out and
    import it into mysql
    > Take a look at php as it will provide a nicer programatic front end to
    > Andrew
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: []
    > Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2002 5:53 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: deploy IDC ms-access forms on Apache
    > We have migrated all applications from IIS to run under Apache. But are
    having problem with access database and IDC forms. It is a big project to
    migrate access db to Oracle and convert all IDC forms to some other
    > Does anyone know if the following can be done?
    > 1/ Is there any way to run the ms-access IDC forms under apache
    > 2/ Can apache proxy to IIS to run the IDC forms using ms-access database.
    > If yes, can you point us in the right direction on how to acheive these.
    > Thanks in advance and Brgds,
    > Vibanu.

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