Yes, it is possible, but you will have to use an odbc connection on the linux box. I have heard of this being done, but never attempted to mysql, go to, that is the odbc software for linux, lots of articles on php+apache+odbc there.

On Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003, at 21:55 America/New_York, John Almberg wrote:

Here's a question I hoped I'd never have to ask...

Is it possible for PHP, running on a Linux/Apache webserver, to connect to an Access database running on a remote NT box? The NT box is a back office server behind a firewall.

In a nutshell, the customer wants his website to be able to record on-line sales in his Access-based Point of Sale system. The POS system will be running simultaneously.

I haven't done much work with Access, but my impression is that it locks tables and there might be some difficulties sharing write access to the data, but I could be wrong about this.

Is there any way Access can be stretched to do this kind of thing?


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