The benefit of using any http server , iis, cassini, apache etc, is its whole multiplexing functionality, which to do well is not trivial. Iis is also very integrated into the OS, the whole http layer is in fact inside the os, as opposed to being an application on top of the os. So it makes sense in many ways.
And if you want to use .net (of which I am a big fan) and you don't have to use linux then why use mono ? Contrary to what many people believe Visual studio, .net, MS Sql are all free (as in beer) for development/small and medium scale deployment. -----Original Message----- From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Tony Gravagno Sent: 02 December 2011 18:24 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [U2] Unidata 7.1 Unresponsive UO Connection For reference, it's a widespread myth that you need IIS to do web services or other website integration with Windows. That's simply not so. IIS is an application that provides many services including authentication, memory management, process allocation, routing, logging, and many others. If "all I want is a pipe into my daatabase" then you can easily run a Windows Service that's listening to a socket which will do whatever you want. You just won't get all of those other services. Now, in response to not needing Windows Server, I try to avoid discussions on religion. ;) Seriously, if you like like the ASP.NET model, just not Windows or Microsoft, look into Mono (FOSS) where you can run your code in Windows or Linux, just like Java. Or (slightly more practical) run a Windows 7 or XP guest in a virtual machine over Linux. It's just another application, about 400MB of overhead, and shouldn't require much maintenance unless you're doing other things with it. Of course these aren't solutions for the masses but for some sites these solutions could be ideal in comparison with others. YMMV T > From: John Thompson > I do remember playing with this a few years ago, but, at the time I > wasn't "smart" enough to make it work. I did like the fact that it did > not need IIS, or Windows Server to work :) > > Rex Gozar wrote: > > My u2pipe has been available on PickWiki since 2006. > > If can be used with PHP, ColdFusion, ASP.NET, raw sockets, etc. > > http://www.pickwiki.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?U2pipe _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users ----- No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 10.0.1411 / Virus Database: 2102/4052 - Release Date: 12/02/11 _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users