Subject Re: [IB-Architect] The Borland Back Door
Author Nando Dessena

> >My new "secure" IB6 server won't let me in with the magic account, but
> >neither will the "insecure" one. Creating the magic account in the
> >security database doesn't change things. How can I make sure that I had
> >a security hole and, most of all, that it's gone after the patch?
> >
> >I guess that a public answer would imply revealing some details that are
> >best kept secret; I'll accept any word that can make me rest assured.
> >--
> If you tried with IBConsole the answer is simple: IBConsole upcases
> accounts and passwords; the offending words were lower case.

I noticed that. Account names are converted to upper case; passwords are
not, at least I hope so. There is a limit...

> If an attach from a program failed, let me know -- there is something
> else going on that we don't understand.

I have tried IB_WISQL in the first place, then a command-line gfix
setting ISC_USER and ISC_PASSWORD; finally I tried specifying the -user
and -password from the command line. All with a local connection on my
W2K box and Borland's (:-() plain 6.0 build.