Subject Re: [IBDI] Re: Interbase-newbie question (quite experienced in MySQL)
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:05 AM 09-11-00 +0000, you wrote:
> > What platform are you running on?
> > Have you managed to start the server?
>I'm on Win2k - services "InterBase Guardian" and "InterBase server"
>are running.

OK - you have several options, including

1. Start up IBConsole, logging in as user SYSDBA, password masterkey
2. Download the free client program ib_wisql.exe from
3. Use the command-line tool isql.exe, in the InterBase \bin
directory. (Instructions in the Operations Guide).

..and more...for a feast of interface tools, see

Make sure your connection string is like
not an IP address.
(Meaning your client machine will need an entry in the HOSTS file that
points to the IP address of the server machine. If it's local, then
LOCALHOST will work)

Once you have created the database, use a connection string like

(if local, c:\dirname\dirname\mydb.gdb should work too)

Don't use the numeric ip address of the server.
Don't omit the backslash after the drive designator.


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