Subject Re: [IBDI] 6.5 released
Author Peter Morris
How odd

I spent ages typing it out too :-)

Here is a quick rundown of what I said.

If you make a database, person X can log in to that database just because
they have a user+pass for the server. They cannot select any data but they
can extract your meta data which is equally as copyrighted as your data (if
not more so). This makes IB quite useless as an ISP database where
different customers create DBs on the same machine and the databases are
placed in a predictable place (c:\dbs\domain\database.gdb for example).

Obscurity may not be enough to protect your meta data, so they have
protected it. They have probably just done what MSSQL have done and just
not allowed you to even connect to the database if you do not have a single
permission within that database.

Is that better ? :-)

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