Subject Re: [ib-support] Register a Server
Registering the database in IBConsole has nothing to do with using the
database in an application. It is just another application which does
not need to be on your client machine.

Your machines must have IP addresses ( e.g. ). The mapping
of these to machine names is carried out by the network, just as the
internet does. If you only have a local network, which does not have a
name server, then the names are added the the files HOSTS. This is
located in \Windows\ on a Win98 machine, or \WinNT\System32\Drivers\Etc\
on an NT machine.

TCP/IP is the prefered protocol so that the database connection becomes
<Server Name>:C:\DatabaseDirectory\Database.gdb

The drive letter MUST be a real drive on the server and not a shared

Checking TCP/IP names are being converted and connections can be made is
done using PING from a Dos(Command) prompt. PING <ServerName> should
give the times for the connection. If it does not work, then you need to
check that TCP/IP is installed on both ends.

Hopefully that is enough to start - Helen provided a nice reply earlier
with more detail if you can find that.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services