Setup on Linux with Perl
rashley at delosps.com
Thu Jun 7 13:41:33 EDT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Ashley [mailto:rashley at delosps.com]
> Sent: June 7, 2001 11:32 AM
> >In the user guide reference is made to linking FreeTDS to a "program" for
> >connection. What kind of program do they mean and how do I "link" them?
> >Is this a reference to something like SAMBA? Or perhaps do I need
> >something running on the NT box? What am I missing, here?
> You're not missing anything. Sorry to mislead you. That's just trying to
> say you can't type "FreeTDS" in at your favorite shell prompt and get
> anything to happen. FreeTDS is a library and as such doesn't do much by
> itself. In your case the "program" is perl, which is (dynamically, I think)
> linked to FreeTDS to connect you to your database. Perl is doing the work
> of accepting input from the "outside world" (you, a file, a web page form,
> whatever), and uses FreeTDS to get the database stuff done. That's all.
> The perils of English....
That's what I thought, but my Network Admin kept saying that he thinks I
need SAMBA, and I wanted to make sure.
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