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    Unhappy File locking in ASP


    I've had a root around but can't find any online resources that can help me with a file locking problem. I've been lumbered with an ASP problem to solve, however, I'm not an ASP developer

    I need to write one or two lines to a file but potentially tens or hundreds of users could be requesting updates at the same time. I want to use file locking to ensure that processes wait until the file is available, but I can't find any examples anywhere! I've trawled MSDN but mainly get SQL-Server results.

    If file locking is not an option, does anyone have any suggestions?

    Cheers - Robert.
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    if theres a possibility that hundreds of users will access it concurrently then you probably need a multi-threaded database system, i.e. sql server or oracle.

    ms access is an alternative but its not necessarily made for the web and isnt multi-threaded, however, it performs reasonable from experience on small-medium applications that arent completely pounding it constantly.

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