I am interested in knowing what is the relationship is between Apache2 and xsp2 (or mono-xsp2) for an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system which serves mono ASP-NET content to an web browser user requesting an WebForm, hello.aspx.

What does it mean to serve mono ASP-NET content versus serving ASP-NET content?

Is it possible to do this with only Apache2 and dependent configuration files?

[EDIT June 12 2016 10:42 PM] Quoting from ,mod_mono,which is the title of this article, http://www.mono-project.com/docs/web/mod_mono/ "mod_mono.conf loads the mod_mono module, associates ASP.NET file extensions with the ASP.NET MIME type and adds index.aspx, Default.aspx, and default.aspx as automatic directory index pages (with the DirectoryIndex directive). If you don’t include mod_mono.conf in your main Apache configuration, you will at least need to have the mod_mono.so module loaded with:

LoadModule mono_module /usr/lib/httpd/modules/mod_mono.so For more detailed configuration and manual tuning keep reading.

mod_mono will automatically launch mod-mono-server and start the web application on the first request for a page handled by mod_mono. In the early days of mod_mono, you had to start mod-mono-server by yourself, ensuring that it had all the parameters needed to understand the requests forwarded by the module. This is still an option for those who want mod-mono-server to have a separate life cycle from apache, but you will probably prefer to use mod_mono built-in ability to start and stop mod-mono-server for you"

  • xsp run on mono, mono is the C# runtime for *nix. Therefore your question is whether mono asp-net needs the C# runtime, right? I never wrote any asp-net but i believe that the _mod for apache for any asp-net needs a C# runtime. – grochmal Jun 12 '16 at 23:36
  • @grochmal, Thank you for your nice comment. I just pasted an excerpt from Mono foundation's document on mod_mono at the end of my original question . My written English is not as good as yours. Please restate the relationship between xsp2 and Apache. – Frank Jun 13 '16 at 2:51
  • I did a quick research and i can say that: mod_mono depends on xsp which depends on mono itself. See this answer by one of mono developers which confirms part of that dependency chain. Therefore (on linux) you need mono to run any asp.net, in turn that means that there is no difference between running mono asp.net or asp.net (whatever the difference might be). – grochmal Jun 13 '16 at 21:27

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