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From Thanos Chatziathanassiou <>
Subject Re: Very Basic Newbie Questions
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2003 16:52:52 GMT
Hello Robin,

I'm afraid Apache::ASP won't work for you (at least, not like you expect 
it to).
You see, your example here is VBScript and Apache::ASP only works with 
PerlScript - that's what it's called on the IIS/Windows world.
Of course, if
a) Your apache was running on Windows (personally I think apache-1.3.x 
on Windows is a Bad Idea for production).
-> Then you could create a ``WinHttp'' object using Win32::OLE
b) You're prepared to write Perl (platform does not concern us in this case)
-> You could achieve similar (or even better!) functionality using the 
standard LWP::UserAgent and/or HTTP::Request modules.

As far as the second question is converned:
If indeed apache and mod_perl are set-up, then it should be just a 
trivial matter of :
perl -MCPAN -e'install Apache::ASP'
input in your shell and then modifying your httpd.conf to activate the 
new functionality.

Thanos Chatziathanassiou

Robin McDermott wrote:

>I am really at the baby step level regarding servers, apache, etc.  However,
>I have the need to be able to run ASP pages on our linux/apache server so I
>am considering the Apache::ASP.  Since our server is running some critical
>applications, I really need to know what types of problems I can run into
>installing and using Apache::ASP.  But, before I get into those questions, I
>should confirm that I will be able to do what I need to do first.
>First Question:
>We need to be able to do an http post from a .asp page to another server.
>My programmer has asked me to confirm that we can run the following line
>(obviously in addition to other lines of code as well, but this is the one
>he is most concerned with):
>Set objWinHttp = Server.CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5")
>More Questions:
>I have a dedicated Linux/Apache server through Interland/Dialtone.  The
>server was just set up this past summer so I assume it has fairly recent
>versions of Linux, Apache, Mod_Perl etc.  
>What exactly does it take to install this Apache::ASP software onto that
>box? it pretty simple or is this something that I should be hiring
>someone to do for me given my extreme inexperience.  If I should not be
>messing with it and someone out there is interested in helping me, e-mail me
>off-list and let me know what you would charge for this.
>What are the possible ramifications of this installation?  In other words,
>what kinds of problems can I anticipate?  What should I do to prepare for
>the installation?
>I appreciate any help or tips anyone can provide.
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