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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Aaron, Nov 12, 2005.

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  1. Aaron

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    I have a "completed" project management Database, split, and compiled. I want
    to be able to share the database with our subcontractor's and clients for
    viewing and report printing only.

    We have a ftp site. My ISP tech guy is telling me that I can place the FE &
    BE on the site and that by setting up a DNS to the FE that our off site users
    can open the database in their browser.

    That doesn't sound right. I actually just placed the FE and BE on the FTP
    site and opened the application it's table links still pointed to the BE on
    our server not the copy on our ISP's server.

    Is what this guy is telling me correct? Or is there another way to share
    this database with our clients and subs?
     
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  3. dlw

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    Your ISP guy is a little out of his league. An FTP site IS NOT a shared
    network drive on the internet. All you can do is "put" and "get" files, not
    share a database. For a web enabled database you need web programming, ASP,
    that sort of thing.

    "Aaron" wrote:

    > I have a "completed" project management Database, split, and compiled. I want
    > to be able to share the database with our subcontractor's and clients for
    > viewing and report printing only.
    >
    > We have a ftp site. My ISP tech guy is telling me that I can place the FE &
    > BE on the site and that by setting up a DNS to the FE that our off site users
    > can open the database in their browser.
    >
    > That doesn't sound right. I actually just placed the FE and BE on the FTP
    > site and opened the application it's table links still pointed to the BE on
    > our server not the copy on our ISP's server.
    >
    > Is what this guy is telling me correct? Or is there another way to share
    > this database with our clients and subs?
     
  4. Aaron

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    I talked to the ISP guy again today and he is positive it will run from the
    ftp site. I think out of his league is generous.

    "dlw" wrote:

    > Your ISP guy is a little out of his league. An FTP site IS NOT a shared
    > network drive on the internet. All you can do is "put" and "get" files, not
    > share a database. For a web enabled database you need web programming, ASP,
    > that sort of thing.
    >
    > "Aaron" wrote:
    >
    > > I have a "completed" project management Database, split, and compiled. I want
    > > to be able to share the database with our subcontractor's and clients for
    > > viewing and report printing only.
    > >
    > > We have a ftp site. My ISP tech guy is telling me that I can place the FE &
    > > BE on the site and that by setting up a DNS to the FE that our off site users
    > > can open the database in their browser.
    > >
    > > That doesn't sound right. I actually just placed the FE and BE on the FTP
    > > site and opened the application it's table links still pointed to the BE on
    > > our server not the copy on our ISP's server.
    > >
    > > Is what this guy is telling me correct? Or is there another way to share
    > > this database with our clients and subs?
     

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