Michael Peppler
Sybase Consulting
Sybase on Linux
Install Guide for Sybase on Linux
General Sybase Resources
General Perl Resources
BCP Tool
Bug Tracker
Mailing List Archive
Downloads Directory
Sybase on Linux FAQ
Sybperl FAQ
Michael Peppler's resume

sybperl-l Archive

Up    Prev    Next    

From: Henrik Edlund <piett at piett dot com>
Subject: RE: Microsfot SQL 7 and Sybperl
Date: Mar 9 1998 7:12PM

Yes, and it's the same problem for me. Sybperl seem to be to only good way
to use MS-SQL on an NT server from a Linux machine. If Microsoft changes
the protocol I am doomed.
Do anyone have any more information on these rumours? Are they true?

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Tim Holt wrote:

> This happens to be a pretty important issue for me.  We are currently
> "tunneling" in from our external web server to our MS-SQL (6) server
> (inside our firewall) to access customer data.  We are doing this by
> first, setting up a fake server entry in our Sybase server's interface
> file, and then second, doing encrypted port tunneling to get that port
> connected to our MS-SQL server's port.  I hope that makes sense.  Then,
> we use Sybperl in all of our CGI scripting.  We can use it for
> connecting to true local databases on our Sybase server (on our external
> web machine), and also to the internal MS-SQL server.  If MS-SQL 7 &
> Sybase won't "talk", then our fine little hack won't work anymore.
> I hate to think about moving away from using the Sybperl package.  It's
> never ever let us down.  But, does anyone have a suggested path to use
> one API for Sybase and MS-SQL, where they "talk" differently?  Are we
> talking DBD/DBI here?
> Tim Holt, Web Software Guy
> Rogue Wave Software

Henrik Edlund 
PGP Public Key available at

  "They were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Naturally they became heroes."
                  Leia Organa of Alderaan, Senator