Subject RE: [ib-support] Mandrake Connection
Author Gerhardus Geldenhuis
I have for some reason installed classic instead of super server.
I am going to install super which will probably resolve most of the
issues. Any comments is still welcome. If I can get classic to work
it still is a good exercise.


> Hi
> I installed FB the following way.
> I mounted my windows disk and executed the rpm
> (FirebirdCS-0.9-4p1.i386.rpm) which brought up the package manager and
> installed it.(I am using Mandrake 8.0)
> I have done a search to install FB on linux at ibphoenix
> plus I have a few articles on my pc concerning the install.
> E.PAGES;ID='490'
> This is the most relevant article I founded.
> I assumed that Redhat 7.0 and Mandrake 8.0 should be very
> much the same as Mandrake is in part based on Redhat.
> I created the ibase file in /etc/xinet.d/
> and added the following
> service gds_db
> { socket_type=stream wait=no
> user=root
> server=/usr/local/sbin/gds_inet_server
> log_on_failure +=USERID }
> I restarted xinetd and then tested the connection with
> IBConsole( from Win2k. I did not type in a host name but the IP
> address.
> I also executed gds_inet_server from /opt/interbase/bin/ but it did not
> reflect anything on screen.
> Ping works fine(Although twice as slow as the NT4 server
> 255 instead of 128)
> gds_db test did not work
> Failed to connect to host '',
> on port gds_db. Error Num: 10035.
> TCP/IP Communication Test Failed!
> and 3050 gave the following message:
> Socket for connection obtained.
> Found service 'GDS_DB' at port '3050'
> Failed to connect to host '',
> on port 3050. Error Num: 10035.
> TCP/IP Communication Test Failed!
> The logfile did get a few extra entries so I assume that the server is
> running.
> A few questions and assumptions
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I am assuming that TCP/IP is not properly configured for FB but I
> dont know
> what to do because I did create the file.
> Do I have to give write permissions to users if they want to creat db's or
> do I have to give the permissions to FB itself.
> Where is a good place to put database files?
> Is the following connection string acceptable.
> In the file I created there is the following line
> "server=/usr/local/sbin/gds_inet_server"
> there is nothing at that location so I also
> tried
> "server=/opt/interbase/bin/gds_inet_server"
> but that did not work either.
> I also tried to execute the script:
> but I get the following error I dont know if it is
> related.
> I/O error for file "isc4.db"
> Error while trying to open file
> No such file or directory
> unable to open database
> Hope this is "enough info"/"thorough enough".
> Groete
> Gerhardus