Subject Re: [ib-support] W2k Lost Network
Author Jill Thomson
At 00:39 13/11/01 +1100, Helen wrote:

>No version. It was fixed in Firebird.

Thanks Helen. Are you watching, Woody? :>)

> And IBObjects will reject a connection path with the backslash after the
> drive designator missing.

Then I take it that this condition is what I have to avoid. And Woody, with
the apparent demise of the IBX list, should we also be switching to ....?

> >Oops - re-reading this made me think of another question. What then is the
> >purpose/use of localhost?
>It happens to have one useful purpose of providing a tcp/ip client
>connection to an ibserver running on the same machine without the risks
>and limitations associated with making a physical local connection.

Sorry Helen, don't hesitate to tell me to get lost. But now I know what the
risks are, I'm intrigued by your reference to 'limitations'.

Peter Lawson