Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: VERY Slow Access Under Windows XP
Author Leyne, Sean
> I agree. I'm not sure how the security should be handled, but
> I do know the
> ease to work around security now (i.e. copy the database) is to easy.

Ya, the only saving grace is that Interbase/Firebird is not well known
and accordingly not many people know that trick!

> Another thing I would like to see in IB/FB is implementation of server
> procedures, not just database specific. This would allow you
> to create a
> procedure to return alias information, database location,
> etc. when starting up an app.

The ability to define database/engine procedures has been noted as a
feature request for Firebird.

Additionally, the ability to define server-side database aliases has
also been noted -- in fact I had started on an implementation but got
side-tracked. Although, the general consensus was that the information
regarding an alias should be secured/protected and only available to DBA
personnel -- so it not likely that you'll see the ability to return the
alias information to a general client (via SP) -- only to an admin