Subject Re: [ib-support] firebird on solaris: how to start?
Author John Bellardo

On Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 09:21 AM, nicolas.ocquidant@...

> Hi all,
> I'd like to try the firebird database but i don't know
> how to start the server (i've downloaded the classic one).
> I have solaris2.8 installed and the only files i have in the bin
> directory are:
> gbak* gds_pipe* gsec* isql*
> gdef* gds_relay* gsplit* qli*
> gds_inet_server* gfix* gstat*
> gds_lock_print* gpre* isc4.gbak*
> All these files seems to be utilities to manage the database but i
> didn't find how to start the server.
> I have launched the install script which print me "done".
> Help would be appreciated.

In FB (and IB) Classic there is no server process. Each network
connection to your sever results in a neq gds_inet_server process being
started to server that connection. inetd takes care of starting the
gds_inet_server processes when needed. All local database accesses
read/write the .gdb file directly, so they don't go through the network.

Bottom line, there should be no server process in classic unless a
client has connected to your server over the network.