Subject Re: [ib-support] W2k Lost Network
> From time to time, I have seen it suggested on this list that to allow an
> operator on the server to access files directly, as shown above, while
> clients are accessing the same files over the network, can lead to
> corruption. It was further suggested that to avoid this 'localhost' should
> be used.

You may be confusing this with the problem that windows can
have several 'paths' to the same file. On earlier issues of
Interbase there was a major problem if, on a windows server,
two different paths were used at the same time, as Interbase
'in effect' treated them as different databases but accessed
the one file at the same time. Using SERVER:c:\path\data.gdb
for ALL accesses just ensured that this never happened.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services