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Re: Running Windows executable on unix

by ZlR (Chaplain)
on Sep 28, 2005 at 13:55 UTC ( #495743=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Running Windows executable on unix

You want to run windows executables through a webserver runing on a unix server ? Ouch ...

If it's a Linux server think I would try to wrap the windows exe with something like wine to make them runable under the unix server and them call them like cgi through apache.

I think other solutions will involve having a unix script comunicating with a windows machine to run the binary thus using some kind of Remote Procedure Call . This is certainly possible but i really don't know how .

A low tech solution would be as you say to execute the windows binary on the local client. This could be done by suplying a file with a special mime type that would be associated with the correct application on the local client machine. It will prompt the user "do you want to execute this" and will generate the result, most likely in another browser window ... Not very clean, i guess .

Update Ah, yes : shonorio proposes open SSH on the windows machine ... That's seems like a good way to do solution 2 .

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