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  1. #1
    Marco Guest

    Running an exe from ASP


    Hi.

    I'm trying to integrate a web application based on ASP technology with an
    executable application running on a client station.
    Basically, I would need to be able to launch the executable application on
    the client starting from a web page of the Web Application (always viewed
    from the same client machine where the executable program resides).

    Do you think this is possible?

    The only solution I'm figuring out at the moment is to develop a kind of
    "daemon" that is always running on the client machine and that is a socket
    server listening to some known TCP port. Then I could develop a server component
    (COM ActiveX, Java servlet...) that is called from inside the client's ASP
    page and that could connect to the client's daemon, sending commands over
    the socket, according to a defined protocol.
    The whole system would run in a protected Intranet environment, so I don't
    have too many security concerns...

    Do you see simpler solutions?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Regards,

    Marco.

  2. #2
    Harish Mohanbabu Guest

    Re: Running an exe from ASP


    As you are aware, ASP is primarily a server side scripting language. It is
    possible to execute server side applications but not client side applications.

    I am just wondering - what the client side app does? Why are you trying to
    execute them through ASP?

    Harish Mohanbabu


    "Marco" <sambinm@tin.it> wrote:
    >
    >Hi.
    >
    >I'm trying to integrate a web application based on ASP technology with an
    >executable application running on a client station.
    >Basically, I would need to be able to launch the executable application

    on
    >the client starting from a web page of the Web Application (always viewed
    >from the same client machine where the executable program resides).
    >
    >Do you think this is possible?
    >
    >The only solution I'm figuring out at the moment is to develop a kind of
    >"daemon" that is always running on the client machine and that is a socket
    >server listening to some known TCP port. Then I could develop a server component
    >(COM ActiveX, Java servlet...) that is called from inside the client's ASP
    >page and that could connect to the client's daemon, sending commands over
    >the socket, according to a defined protocol.
    >The whole system would run in a protected Intranet environment, so I don't
    >have too many security concerns...
    >
    >Do you see simpler solutions?
    >
    >Thanks a lot for your help.
    >
    >Regards,
    >
    >Marco.



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