Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Re: Can't connect to DB
Author Rick Fincher
Hi William,
That's like the Interbase format, firebird is different:
Interbase:    jdbc:interbase://
Yours:        jdbc:firebirdsql://
Firebird SQL:
This is in the release notes under "Deployment in a Non managed environment".
In place of you can use localhost if it resolves through DNS or lookup table and Firebird is on the same server as the app.
I usually fully specify the name to avoid confusion (, but then you have to change the setup if you move to a different server.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Firebird-Java] Re: Can't connect to DB

On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 16:08, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:

Thank you guys for the additional logging. Now I have something that we
can work with. :)

When I attempt to use the JDBC driver I get the following in
firebirdsql.log file. I have removed my server name just for security
reasons and will use instead.

[FBManagedConnectionFactory,INFO] Could not get a db connection!
org.firebirdsql.gds.GDSException: Bad server string: '/' at beginning or
end of: //

Now the entire url I am using is

Of course I have also changed my db and path, for security purposes.

But you should be able to get the idea. Now I use the exact same url
format in my client java GUI that works fine so? But the server
obviously does not like it.

So what am I doing wrong?

William L. Thomson Jr.
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