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Subject: RE: How to develop an application for WAN
Thread ID: 154485 Message ID: 154586 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Web Applications
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 5:23:47 AM         
   


> > Hi All;
> >
> > I need information about how to develop an application, which can access data from a central office (which is around 250KM away) through internet or anyother sloution.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> >
> > Zafar Mahmood
>
> Zafar,
>
> You have three basic options here:
>
> 1 - if you have access to fiberoptic Internet connections, that sort of speed will basically allow you to run your app "as is." All you really need do is create a virtual private network that will keep your data secure as it passes through the Internet. Unfortunately, fiberoptic internet connections tend to be a bit pricy.
>
> 2 - you can set this application up as a client/server. You can create your own VFP server to do this with, download VFP Server and Client an use it, or switch to a true client server backend. If you are going to use this option, you are probably in for a fairly extensive rewrite of your app (depending on how you did it the first time.) Fortunately, you can use "free" backends like MySQL etc. to reduce the cost. For more information on how to do this, check my FAQ here:
>
> https://www.foxite.com/faq/default.aspx?id=54
>
> 3 - finally, you can use (as Eric suggests) terminal services/remote desktop. Using TS/RD, your app is run on the server. It is as if the user were able to walk into your server room and log on to the server console. The internet simply acts as very long monitor, mouse, keyboard and printer cables. The primary advantage of this option is that your app should be able to run "as is." There is a cost associated with this. TS licenses must be purchased, but they are probably less than the cost of a total rewrite.
>
> Ken
> You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)

Thanks a lot for valuable infos.

Zafar Mahmood

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How to develop an application for WAN Posted by Zafar Mahmood @ 12/17/2007 7:59:15 AM
RE: How to develop an application for WAN Posted by Eric den Doop @ 12/17/2007 8:09:59 AM
RE: How to develop an application for WAN Posted by Ken Murphy @ 12/17/2007 1:26:32 PM
RE: How to develop an application for WAN Posted by Zafar Mahmood @ 12/18/2007 5:23:47 AM
RE: How to develop an application for WAN Posted by M. Akram Bhatti @ 12/17/2007 5:25:07 PM
RE: How to develop an application for WAN Posted by Zafar Mahmood @ 12/18/2007 5:43:33 AM