appropriate design solution
Posted on 2005-05-05
I need to have my server application communicate with a client application. Here's the purpose:
Several client workstations on the local network have serial devices attached. I have code to communicate with the serial device that must be run locally. I need my server to send data to the client app, to send to the serial device. The app running on clients is pretty lightweight, and doesn't require any UI - it needs to be controlled 100% from the server. The server app is written in asp.net / c#.
I haven't done anything like this, so I'm not sure on the appropriate way to acheive this functionality.
Do I need to use ASP.NET Remoting? Note: I'd prefer NOT to have IIS running on all the client workstations..So that rules out a webservice, right? Any other ways of doing it?
Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks - Trevor