Subject Re: [ib-support] W2k Lost Network
> "C:\data\test.gdb" is local, without using TCP/IP -> memory mapped files or
> something.

Yes, but this may have problems with multiple connections
and threading.

> And I believe "localhost:C:\data\test.gdb" uses the network, even if no
> network cable is attached.

Yes, via TCP/IP packets. The problem I am seeing is that
when W2k decides that there is nothing connected to the
network card it also disables local access to the TCP/IP
'stack' - hence no local connection. The local loopback
thingy seems to be the answer, and I will post some notes
when I understand it <g>

Just to add to the fun, I now have a 802.11b Wireless
network attached to the local system. I'll see what that
does to things as well.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services