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launch appliction setting on ftp site

Dan
Hi

I need to be able to launch an appliction that is running on an ftp site.
ftp://localhost/someapp.exe

I don't won't to download it first, just run it from the ftp location, just
like you would if you use a web browser to reach the ftp site and run it
manually.

Any ideas?
thanks
dan
Mar 8 '07 #1
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Hello Dan,

What are you goind to do? why do u need this behaviour, especially in bounds
of FTP?

To realise described behaviour u need to implement app on FTP side (web service,
remoting, com+), which will receive notification about which app to start
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miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo

DHi
D>
DI need to be able to launch an appliction that is running on an ftp
Dsite. ftp://localhost/someapp.exe
D>
DI don't won't to download it first, just run it from the ftp
Dlocation, just like you would if you use a web browser to reach the
Dftp site and run it manually.
D>
DAny ideas?
Dthanks
Ddan
Mar 8 '07 #2
Dan
Hi

I have an application that checks a webservice for available updates. If an
update is available it runs the setup exe in the ftp location. The reason I
was going to run it from the ftp location is because the setup exe has a
config file, which I can make hidden on the ftp site, so the client doesn't
see it. if I want to get the app to download the setup.exe the config file
needs to be visible (not hidden)

I suppose I could download the file directly from the webservice, but
occasionally people need to run the setup.exe via IE from ftp site.

Dan
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
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Hello Dan,

What are you goind to do? why do u need this behaviour, especially in
bounds of FTP?

To realise described behaviour u need to implement app on FTP side (web
service, remoting, com+), which will receive notification about which app
to start

---
WBR, Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP]. My blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
Team blog: http://devkids.blogspot.com/

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo

DHi
DDI need to be able to launch an appliction that is running on an ftp
Dsite. ftp://localhost/someapp.exe
DDI don't won't to download it first, just run it from the ftp
Dlocation, just like you would if you use a web browser to reach the
Dftp site and run it manually.
DDAny ideas?
Dthanks
Ddan


Mar 8 '07 #3
Hi,

"Dan" <da*@somewhere.comwrote in message
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Hi

I need to be able to launch an appliction that is running on an ftp site.
ftp://localhost/someapp.exe

I don't won't to download it first, just run it from the ftp location,
just like you would if you use a web browser to reach the ftp site and run
it manually.
What do you think that the browser does ?
IT download the app , copy it to a local folder and execute it.

That is exactly what you need to do.
Mar 8 '07 #4
Hi,

"Dan" <da*@somewhere.comwrote in message
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Hi

I have an application that checks a webservice for available updates. If
an update is available it runs the setup exe in the ftp location. The
reason I was going to run it from the ftp location is because the setup
exe has a config file, which I can make hidden on the ftp site, so the
client doesn't see it. if I want to get the app to download the setup.exe
the config file needs to be visible (not hidden)

I suppose I could download the file directly from the webservice, but
occasionally people need to run the setup.exe via IE from ftp site.
I have a similar situation, I need to update an application in a remote
location (a pocketPC) what I do is I zip all the files I need in a single
ZIP, the program download the zip & unzip it to an empty folder. then
execute the setup. The setup stop the running program, make any necesary
update and execute the updated program and then exit.

It's easy to implement and very transparent ot the user.
Mar 8 '07 #5
Dan
Ah, suppose so!
I'll just have to download it I suppose and then execute it. This was my
first option, but thought I might save the download code and still hide the
config file on the ftp site - I'll download it via a web service...

thanks
dan
"Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP )" <machin TA laceupsolutions.comwrote in
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Hi,

"Dan" <da*@somewhere.comwrote in message
news:O9**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>Hi

I need to be able to launch an appliction that is running on an ftp site.
ftp://localhost/someapp.exe

I don't won't to download it first, just run it from the ftp location,
just like you would if you use a web browser to reach the ftp site and
run it manually.

What do you think that the browser does ?
IT download the app , copy it to a local folder and execute it.

That is exactly what you need to do.

Mar 8 '07 #6

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