My present architecture is that of ASP pages residing on IIS web servers talking to a Jaguar 3.5 app server, using IIOP protocol. The database is Oracle 8i but for development work, options to connect to Informix and SQLServers exist. There is now a requirement of being able to connect to the database server from JSP page also, with the following change contemplated: i) Scrapping the Jaguar Application server and to replace it with a simple name server. (I have a separate tool to process the business logic by executing a customized .exe file which can connect to the database server, as in a client/server relationship.) Therefore, looking for a means to connect the JSP page running on UNIX or Solaris platform ( could be running on Apache or Tomcat servers ) && existing ASP page running on IIS web server, so that they may independently talk to my new name server. Then the name server in turn would connect to above mentioned customized .exe application. Friends, will appreciate if I cud have some help on this!