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IIS + ASP + CIFS/NCP on NetWare

I have a small issue that I'm having trouble nailing down.

I have a windows 2003 R2 server running IIS serving some ASP.NET content.
I want to move this content to a NetWare cluster (6.5.7)

The windows server has the Novell client installed (4.9sp5) so it can talk
ncp to the cluster for other reasons (this is all working well and very
fast)

The problem I'm seeing is this. When I point the IIS website to the NetWare
cluster, html works just fine, however no ASP content works.

I get an event on the Windows server that looks to be permissions but I'm
not savy enough with IIS to know. However, the account I'm using for IIS is
in edirectory and it can login and has full rights to the file structure I'm
giving it.

I have taken a packet trace and can see the authentication and file system
browsing working correctly, but packets just stop when the ASP is to start
doing stuff.

So I guess I'm asking if anyone has IIS/ASP.NET content working from a
NetWare server either over CIFS or NCP.

What do I need to watch out for if anything?

Again, IIS and standard HTML works fine, just not the ASP content.

TIA
Ben.


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Re: IIS + ASP + CIFS/NCP on NetWare

Ben,
"Ben Johnston" <ben_johnston@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:4A81466E.3605.00D6.3@hotmail.com:

> I have a small issue that I'm having trouble nailing down.
>
> I have a windows 2003 R2 server running IIS serving some ASP.NET
> content. I want to move this content to a NetWare cluster (6.5.7)
>
> The windows server has the Novell client installed (4.9sp5) so it can
> talk ncp to the cluster for other reasons (this is all working well and
> very fast)
>
> The problem I'm seeing is this. When I point the IIS website to the
> NetWare cluster, html works just fine, however no ASP content works.
>
> I get an event on the Windows server that looks to be permissions but
> I'm not savy enough with IIS to know. However, the account I'm using for
> IIS is in edirectory and it can login and has full rights to the file
> structure I'm giving it.
>
> I have taken a packet trace and can see the authentication and file
> system browsing working correctly, but packets just stop when the ASP is
> to start doing stuff.
>
> So I guess I'm asking if anyone has IIS/ASP.NET content working from a
> NetWare server either over CIFS or NCP.
>
> What do I need to watch out for if anything?
>
> Again, IIS and standard HTML works fine, just not the ASP content.

I doubt you get this working. I assume that the asp permissions are set in
extended NTFS file attributes, and that cant work on NetWare volumes out-of-
the-box - if its possible at all it would at least require an IIS plugin
which can translate the permission stuff into NetWare extended file
attributes.
What are you doing with the ASP? Isnt it possible to run them on NetWare with
Apache? Or, perhaps translate them into PHP?

Günter.

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>>> On 12/08/2009 at 8:20 am, in message

<_8mgm.2850$7G7.193@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Guenter<devforums@novell.com>
wrote:
> Ben,
> "Ben Johnston" <ben_johnston@hotmail.com> wrote in
> news:4A81466E.3605.00D6.3@hotmail.com:
>
>> I have a small issue that I'm having trouble nailing down.
>>
>> I have a windows 2003 R2 server running IIS serving some ASP.NET
>> content. I want to move this content to a NetWare cluster (6.5.7)
>>
>> The windows server has the Novell client installed (4.9sp5) so it can
>> talk ncp to the cluster for other reasons (this is all working well and
>> very fast)
>>
>> The problem I'm seeing is this. When I point the IIS website to the
>> NetWare cluster, html works just fine, however no ASP content works.
>>
>> I get an event on the Windows server that looks to be permissions but
>> I'm not savy enough with IIS to know. However, the account I'm using for
>> IIS is in edirectory and it can login and has full rights to the file
>> structure I'm giving it.
>>
>> I have taken a packet trace and can see the authentication and file
>> system browsing working correctly, but packets just stop when the ASP is
>> to start doing stuff.
>>
>> So I guess I'm asking if anyone has IIS/ASP.NET content working from a
>> NetWare server either over CIFS or NCP.
>>
>> What do I need to watch out for if anything?
>>
>> Again, IIS and standard HTML works fine, just not the ASP content.

> I doubt you get this working. I assume that the asp permissions are set
> in
> extended NTFS file attributes, and that cant work on NetWare volumes
> out-of-
> the-box - if its possible at all it would at least require an IIS plugin
> which can translate the permission stuff into NetWare extended file
> attributes.
> What are you doing with the ASP? Isnt it possible to run them on NetWare
> with
> Apache? Or, perhaps translate them into PHP?
>
> Günter.


Thanks Günter, would this mean that this would not even work in using a
remote windows server and CIFS?
Cheers,
Ben.
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Re: IIS + ASP + CIFS/NCP on NetWare

Hi Ben,
"Ben Johnston" <ben_johnston@hotmail.com> wrote in news:4A82C82F.3611.00D6.3
@hotmail.com:
> Thanks Günter, would this mean that this would not even work in using a
> remote windows server and CIFS?

hmm, not I get what you exactly mean ...
if you mean running IIS/ASP on one W2K3, and storing the *.asp on another
Windows machine which is NTFS-aware, then maybe it works (I've never tried).
But if I unerstood you right you want to store all your webfiles on a NetWare
cluster, so I'd suggest you consider either converting *.asp into *.php and
serve them 'locally' on NetWare / Apache2 / PHP5; or, if the *.asp are simple
they might even work directly unchanged on NetWare with mod_nsn which has
some limited *.asp support. Therefore I asked what the *.asp files actually
do - if they are simple they most likely work on NetWare or are convertable
to PHP. This has also the benefit that you can drop the IIS too.

Guenter.

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>>> On 12/08/2009 at 9:07 pm, in message

<Unxgm.2878$7G7.2692@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Guenter<devforums@novell.com>
wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> "Ben Johnston" <ben_johnston@hotmail.com> wrote in
> news:4A82C82F.3611.00D6.3
> @hotmail.com:
>> Thanks Günter, would this mean that this would not even work in using

a
>> remote windows server and CIFS?

> hmm, not I get what you exactly mean ...
> if you mean running IIS/ASP on one W2K3, and storing the *.asp on
> another
> Windows machine which is NTFS-aware, then maybe it works (I've never
> tried).
> But if I unerstood you right you want to store all your webfiles on a
> NetWare
> cluster, so I'd suggest you consider either converting *.asp into *.php
> and
> serve them 'locally' on NetWare / Apache2 / PHP5; or, if the *.asp are
> simple
> they might even work directly unchanged on NetWare with mod_nsn which
> has
> some limited *.asp support. Therefore I asked what the *.asp files
> actually
> do - if they are simple they most likely work on NetWare or are
> convertable
> to PHP. This has also the benefit that you can drop the IIS too.
>
> Guenter.



Thanks Guenter,
The asp files are part of the peoplesoft web interface which is
installed on this windows box. Currently the files are located on a
windows 2k3 IIS box but I have been asked to move the location of the
files to our cluster, to be accessed either over NCP or CIFS.
I look after the Novell tech from an OS/application perspective and have
been asked to find a solution as just pointing the IIS box to the unc
path is not working for the asp content.
The perception is that it doesn't work because it's a Novell file
system, this could be correct.
Modifying the peoplesoft installation to the extent you suggest most
likely will not be acceptable to the application owner.
I'm certainly no asp programmer but will attempt to find out what the
asp code is trying to do.
Thanks for your suggestions,
Ben.

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