Subject Re: [ib-support] HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21.....
The registry key YOU are looking at is purely for ib_console.

IBObjects has a similar set for ib_wisql, as do most of the
administration tools.

The Interbase registry stuff IS found in

As I said previously, Aliases have no meaning to Interbase, they come
about because some people would like to have them, but the implemetation
of Alises at the server would result in the same mess as Isc4.gdb (
which is where aliases would have to be stored ).

Personally I would rather have our current arrangement, and implement my
own secure 'alias' until such time as a replacement security level can
be properly added.

The 'location' of the file on the machine you are connecting to ( linux
/ unix / winx ) is something that could use a table in isc4, from which
it could be accessed. But the most flexible approach is to have your own
set of registry entries which include the path of the database file, but
which the customers do not need to see. I even switch directory when a
training mode is selected so there is no chance of the main database
being corrupted.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services