Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Help connecting with disconected network cable
Author Lester Caine
Francisco Antonio Vieira Souza wrote:

> I dont know if this would be an OFF in this list, but I need help
> anyway, so I am sorry if I am posting in the wrong place.
> I have a question about connecting to the Database when there is no
> network cable conected in the machine.
> I just realised that when I disconect the network cable my system is
> unable to conect to the database.
> My question is: Is there anything to set in Firebird configuration to
> allow connections when there is network cable connected or not?

Nothing Firebird can do about windows switching off networking because
there is no network connected.
There are two solutions in Windows.
Add the looback adapter to your windows setup
> There is a feature in XP called Media Sense. What it does is it disables the
> TCP stack if there is no network cable attached. You can switch it off by
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
> New entry in this folder
> -Name: DisableDHCPMediaSense
> -Typ: REG_DWORD -Boolean
> -Value: 0, 1 (False, True) Default: 0 (False), hence 1 to switch off
> MediaSense for TCP/IP.

This has been covered on the firebird-support list several times, but I
still had to ask to be reminded of the second one :)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services