Hi to the group. I think I have a solution for David, in a roundabout way.
Here is a solution that will work (but it may take a day to setup)
a) on your Linux box install VirtualBox (formerly from Sun now from Oracle). Latest release is rock solid (at least on Ubuntu 10.04 that is)
b) Inside of VirtualBox install the Windoze version you have at hand and require.
c) Install MSAccess & any other items inside of your windows instance that you require.
d) Get MSAccess setup properly as you desire, presume you are using ASP inside of your win32 to push your db data out to a browser (if this is what you are trying to accomplish?!) Get this working inside your windows instance, first before you move on.
e) Reroute the VirtualBox ports for web access from inside your VirtualBox virtual machine out to your hosting Linux instance. (think its called VBoxManage command if I recall) For instance VirtualBox (win32) port 80 -> your redirect to be seen from outside (Linux) say port 1234
f) debug from your linux instance using port 1234.
g) if you want the outside world to 'see the whole linux universe including the win32 VM (with MSAccess on it), you may? need to do some further port redirecting at the linux layer.
Obviously this is a whole lotta trouble, so only you can decide if this is worth it to you.
Cheers from Huntington Beach CA //GHudd
More: Here is info re: port forwarding in Virtualbox...
Found at this blog: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/12/17/configure-port-forwarding-to-a-virtualbox-guest-os/
December 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm
I have Ubuntu 8.04 as both host and guest. The only way I could get ssh working is installing openssh-server on both guest and host.
I also managed to get an apache web server working on guest and could communicate with host.
To get this working enter the following commands:
VBoxManage setextradata ‚ÄúVBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/apache/HostPort‚Äù 8080
VBoxManage setextradata ‚ÄúVBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/apache/GuestPort‚Äù 80
VBoxManage setextradata ‚ÄúVBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/apache/Protocol‚Äù TCP
Once the apache server is setup on guest, enter the following commands to open ports on iptables
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp ‚Äìdport 80 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp ‚Äìdport 80 -j ACCEPT
To view the web server on host, enter the following command: