Under Windows I can use Delphi to create an ISAPI dll to run on IIS for the purpose to encrypt and save data to a MySQL database. This is perfect for my purposes, because the actual ISAPI is compiled and the Encryption Algorithm is hidden.
I would like to do the same on Linux with an Apache server and MySQL database.
I have read up allot on the Internet and stumbled onto something called Dynamic Server Ojects (DSO).
Is DSO the Linux equavelant of the Windows ISAPI ?
I read that you can create these DSO's with Kylix. Following the true Spirit of Linux, I would need a free tool that can create these objects, but alas! Kylix is not free! Unless you use the LIMITED FUNCTIONALITY "Open" edition.
My questions are as follows:
- Is DSO the Linux equavelant of the Windows ISAPI ?
- If Linux supports CGI, can a CGI developed under Delphi (Windows) be used on Linux ?
- Any links to free plugins for Kylix Open to be able to create DSO ?
- Any Links to Step-by-Step tutorials on developing DSO / CGI for Linux and how to implement them under Apache 2.0
Thanks in advance!