This project would require following skillset:
- knowledge of Windows 2003 server
- knowledge of IIS 6
- basic knowledge of C# (especially regarding Virtual Path Providers)
The task that needs to be solved is the following:
We have an ASP.NET 2.0 website. The website consists of some aspx pages which are loaded normally. The second part of the website consists of some xml files that DO NOT exist on disk, and which are created automatically when requested from disk.
For example: [url removed, login to view]
The file [url removed, login to view] does not exist, neither does the xmls directory.
For this to work, asp.net registers a virtual path provider like this (in the file [url removed, login to view]):
SamplePathProvider sampleProvider = new SamplePathProvider(); [url removed, login to view](sampleProvider);
This works fine when testing from within VIsual Studio 2005. However, after creating the IIS virtual dirs and trying to load the xml file without visual studio, it says that the page cannot be found. We traced the [url removed, login to view] page and the method in which the above code is located is being called. It seems that the above code fails silently.
Note: We are using digest authentication for the website. It was enabled in IIS and it works both from IIS and directly from VIsual studio. No problems here, this is just for info.
You need to solve the problem by desktop sharing.