>InterBase/Firebird's security issues are totally independent of things like
>ASTA. ASTA is just another item with its own security issues and
>opportunities for exploits. If the box your DB's are on isn't visible to the
>outside world ASTA can be a means to surface that data. But, an ISP doesn't
>want to have to do all the work required to deploy people's GDB files on a
>machine they the customer cannot themselves access. Money is only made on
>the Internet when things are hands-off.
Gotcha. I wasn't aware that this was an ISP issue.