Subject Re: DBE and Interbase Query
Author Ross Simmons
--- In ib-support@y..., Paul Reeves <paul@f...> wrote:
> Ross Simmons wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I got a problem that has me baffled!
> >
> > I use the BDE to connect to an Interbase database. Yesterday, I
> > discovered that the SYSDBA login is connecing to the Interbase
> > without the password. When I use a third party tool IBExpert it
> > not let me in without the correct SYSDBA password. All other
> > in the database work as they should. What is a possible cause of
> > this?
> >
> Well, the BDE doesn't have any inside information about InterBase.
It has to
> log in just like everyone else. So... the correct password is
stored somewhere
> on disc and the BDE can find it. I would look first in the
registry, and you
> might check the isc_password env. variable (although I have never
known the
> BDE to pick it up.)
> Which version of the BDE, btw?
> Paul
> --
> Paul Reeves
> taking InterBase further

Thanks for the reply! I think this forum is great!

The version is 5.01. The really weird thing is that it's not only
happening on my system. I can go elsewhere on the network to any
other workstations.

I can change the password to prevent users from stumbling across the
bug but, lots of stuff like backup processes are hardcoded with that

Is there anything else that you can suggest?

Thanks once again

Ross Simmons