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ASP pages on LINUX?

This is a simple question.  At work we are using NT 4.0 and the Internet Information Server.  We can use Active Server Pages to connect to databases similar to the way CGI scripts  make calls to databases on other servers.  Can other operating systems like Linux support Active Server Pages and other Microsoft technology or is it a Microsoft only thing?

I find this interesting because if it is MS-only, most ISPs do not use NT yet only Unix based systems.  

Thanks in advance!
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kenadelglass
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sauronCommented:
I'm fairly certain it is a Microsoft only thing. M$ have this habot of trying to push their own version of already existing technology on the market - ASP provides no more functionality than CGI can, and there are Perl extensions around specifically for talking to databases.

I've never seen ASP's implemented on any other OS. As for ISP's running Unix, well the Unix networking code has been around for 20 years, and is pretty damn solid. M$'s has not been around nearly that long, and their TCP/IP stack seems to grow another bug every few weeks. Do you want your web server on a platform where some bored kid with a copy of Winnuke can zap you at a moments notice. Most ISP's have more sense.....
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kenadelglassAuthor Commented:
Sauron:

I liked your response.  I figured as such.  I hope eventually Microsoft gets their butts kicked by keeping their environment so closed.

I think I'll stick to CGI/PERL.

Thanks,
Ken


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