Subject Re: [ib-support] Is Interbase Server Running?
Author Nando Dessena

> How can I check to see if the IB_Server is running on the server from the
> client workstation?

I think that the only reasonable thing to do is to try to connect and
catch the error.
I believe there are ways under NT to discover if a service is running
(and optionally start it) on a remote machine, provided that you have
the necessary privileges, but I'd consider that a bit overkill.