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how to access external webserver via iframe using specific port

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Hi,
can anyone tell me how I might integrate an iFrame into my externally hosted PHP website that lets me interact with an ASP database on an internal server.

The internal server only allows http traffic on port XXXX
Their firewall will only accept requests from a static IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

thanks
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Question by:joomla
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by:h4mi
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Put this on the externally hosted site:

<iframe src="http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX">

You will need a webserver and website set up at the XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX computer to handle the database interaction to your internal server in order to display its output in the iframe.
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by:joomla
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thanks for your help
i did understand that level of knowledge
I'm looking for more detailed information
but thanks for touching base
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You will need to provide a more detailed question in order to get a more detailed answer. Where along the way do you need help? Setting up a webserver? Making a webpage to query the database? Getting the correct query syntaxes? Setting up a database? (ASP is not a database.)
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by:joomla
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Thanks for your response again.
The scenario is that we have a website that sits on an externally managed webserver running PHP.
We have a SBS server hosting a database application that was written in ASP

We want to be able to allow people  to use our website under controlled conditions (specific port and IP address) to view and query the database.

We wondered if we could add an iframe to a html page on the server that would let us do that.
If so, what issues do I need to be aware of.
ie.. if it is possible and if so
What are the security concerns
Does the concept need two iframes, one for searching and one for displaying results
Is there any iframe syntax parameters I need to set

thanks again
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by:joomla
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Can anyone confirm if it is possible to have an iframe in a PHP page that interacts with a site running ASP.
I want the iframe to enable people on external server to be able to use the iframe to access data on a server running an ASP application

thankx
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That is confirmed. An iframe is basically the same as another tab or browser window, it has very little to do with the container page.
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