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I'm looking to run a Windows .exe cgi on a Red Hat Linux Web server.  I want to use a product called Sitesoft (www.sitesoft.com - A database tool) but it's designed to run on Windows NT server's only. I want to port it to a linux server and use their .exe file in the cgi-bin directory.  One of their requirments is to have the DAO engine installed.  I'm not sure if this is possible or even needed in with linux.
Could anyone help me with information on how to run this .exe cgi file in Linux.  Could there possibly be a module that's used to port a Microsoft file?

For the folks that suggested Vmware, can you also do ASP on a Linux web server using Vmware?

Thanks,  David - dlevy@osce.org
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by:Debber
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You can use Wine to run MS applications. However, Wine isn't stable and mature enough yet. I'd not recommend to run a Windows-app. from linux if it's not necessary. You could use mySQL as a database in Linux.
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How about vmware? - its better than wine and stable. ( http://www.vmware.com )
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by:DavidL
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by:Debber
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Chili!soft has ported ASP to linux. More information at http://www.chilisoft.com/
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It's almost impossible to do what you want. The only possibility it to use wine (vmware is a virtual machine... it would be stupid to run a webserver on it...) and 1 app on 10 work on it (and unstable).

You can use php3 instead of asp (better since it run on apache :-)) and there is an app called asp2php that convert asp to php (duh). If all your database data is all in sitesoft app, just convert them to cvs in import stuff into a db apps like mysql or postgresql.

Here are only solution. If you cant learn new thing, stay with NT, it will be your best bet.
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