Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Secure TCP/IP connections?
Author Robert (Jamie) Munro
sllimr7139 wrote:

> I appoligize in advance if this isn't the correct form to post this
> message....
> Can anyone tell me if ZeBeDee is the only way to secure TCP/IP
> client-server communications for FB?

You can use tunneled connections over SSH or other technologies.

> Can the standard FB client do secure communications?

Not by itself, but it can use the tunnel above. Basically, you tell it
that the database is on localhost, then your tunnelling program listens
to the port on localhost, and forwards the data to the actual server.

This page has a nice explanation of how to do it with VNC. To do it with
a database server, or anything else that uses HTTP for that matter, just
change the port numbers appropriately.

Robert Munro