Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: Firebird client install: TCP/IP not working
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:07 AM 02-10-01 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks Helen,
>The connection is working (IBConsole on the client PC) now.
> > Your connection string for connecting to a database with tcp/ip is
> >
> > niagara:drive:\databasepath
>But when I register the database from the client PC(in my test the
>Help.gdb) with the path "niagara:d:\interbase\Help\help.gdb", I have
>allways this error:
>*The file name specified may contains a server name.
>*some operations may not work correctly

I don't use IB Console - but if it has separate fields for entering the server name and the path, then the path should be just the physical path as seen by the server. If you have Windows networking on your client machine, either delete it or push it down the protocol stack so that it is at the bottom. Delete the Novell protocol (IPX/SX) altogether if it is there.

>*File: niagara:D:\interbase\help\help.gdb
>And later when I will see the tables or anything else, an error
>window occurs with the message :
>*Unable to retrieve a list of exceptions
>*Dynamic SQL Error
>*SQL error code = -901
>*feature is not supported

This indicates that you (or the client program) are trying to do a query that isn't supported for the dialect or database version you are connecting to; or possibly that you have the wrong client program (gds32.dll) installed on the client, for the server version you have.

>Is it normal ? (On the IBconsole on the server, all works)

On the server you might be connecting locally, i.e. not through TCP/IP loopback.

No, it's not normal.


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