Re: Is there an easy way to query a remote xml file by not using web services? (Windows and Unix)
From: John Timney \(Microsoft MVP\) (timneyj_at_despammed.com)
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 23:12:09 +0100
You need to do a little more reading on web services. Principally they are
based on a get request process over http, but if you want a two way process
you could resort to .NET remoting.
ideally - stick with your clients making requests to a central web service
and keep things easy for yourself - and buy a book on web services, it'll be
a worthwhile investment if your gonna be working with them.
-- Regards John Timney Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP "Dan V." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:eO3Y0yybEHA.2292@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... > I have never used web services before so please bear with me. > > I believe it is more secure if the client initiates contact with my web > server versus the web server initiating contact with the clients. Can I > have it both ways; using one web service only at the one central web server > and not at the clients, and then I have a choice. I really do need to get > the data automatically everyday and I think SSL over HTTP with them > initiating is the way to go as there will be no firewall problems and better > security. How can I do this? I have Visual Studio 2003 and Win 2000 and > IIS 5. The platforms are Windows, Linux, Mac and almost certainly .NET is > not installed on the Windows clients. > > Thanks I appreciate your comment as I thought I needed web services at both > ends. > > "John Timney (Microsoft MVP)" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:O5%231CqcbEHA.636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > You would only have on webservice, on a single web server. Your clients > > would all point to that - so if you have to change it you change it once. > > You dont put the actual service on the client, only the application that > > consumes the service. > > > > The design principal is that you dont change the method stubs in the > > webservice, only the method contents - that way you dont invalidate the > > methods your client is aware of. > > -- > > Regards > > > > John Timney > > Microsoft Regional Director > > Microsoft MVP > > > > > > "Dan V." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > > news:O0d1pGoaEHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > > Because I heard that setting up web services on 60 remote clients > > (Windows, > > > Linux, Mac) is a lot of work/maintenance. If I change something, I have > > to > > > change it everywhere... > > > > > > I would like a simple solution where I securely via encryption either: > ftp > > > the xml file here every so often automatically, or I use SQL and just > copy > > > over the newest records from the xml file to an xml file or access > > database > > > here to save bandwidth. > > > > > > Ideally I install simple client software from a package to every client, > > > point to the xml file and schedule it to come here, or from our > webserver, > > > schedule and get the data from our web server. > > > > > > > > > > > > "Punjab Peety" <email@example.com> wrote in message > > > news:X2mJc.2973$mL5.firstname.lastname@example.org... > > > > Dan V. wrote: > > > > > > > > > Is there a way to query a remote xml file periodically by not using > > web > > > > > services? For Windows and Unix platforms. Is there a cheap software > > > > > product that I can install on each client and my Windows 2000 server > > and > > > > > have > > > > > 'secure' network access? I would love to use VS.NET to access both > > > > > windows and Unix/Linux xml files. > > > > > > > > 1) why would you /not/ want to use web services? > > > > > > > > 2) when you say 'query' do you mean query the file as data ( say, > using > > > > XPath ) or query to see if the file has been updated or changed? > > > > > > > > > > > >